Hyperrealist Landscape Photography by Michael Tobis

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Out of Gas, Alice TX

Winter Blues, Montreal QC

Easter, Clarksville TN

Just a documentary shot.

The date is wrong.
It was indeed some years ago but not the 80s;
I'd guess around spring of 2000.
It was in the middle south;
Clarksville is just a guess.

I will never understand Easter.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bea's Place, Alice TX

Monday, February 15, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Jumps Rides, Mission TX

Burger King, Raymondville TX

Pinata Store, Mission TX

Straight out of the camera, no tweaks this time. In particular, the colors are not exaggerated; this is the best the Sony could do.

Much of the town of Mission TX, almost 100% Mexican and mostly Spanish-speaking, is very brightly painted.

L'Oratoire en Hiver, Montreal QC

A rare view of St. Joseph's from a neighboring 8 story building.

Of course, the view includes a hockey game. I believe the low-slung copper roof building in the foreground is a former monastery now used as a college of some sort, but I'm not sure.
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I take landscape photos that seem to me revealing of something or other.
Often I try to make them look sort of like oil paintings or watercolors.
So far the only tool I have used besides a camera is iPhoto.
So far I have avoided any retouching or other spot effects.
I often turn "noise reduction" way up to deliberately remove small details.
So far they are all taken in North America.
They usually come out sort of hyperrealistic, but sometimes impressionistic.
Sometimes they come out lousy, but I won't post those.

Best viewed on Apple LCD hardware with factory settings.

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"Michael Tobis of Montreal QC and Austin TX, mtobis@gmail.com"