Hyperrealist Landscape Photography by Michael Tobis

Monday, June 28, 2010

Frolic, Padre Island TX

Don't worry,
that's seaweed, not oil.
So far, anyway.

Transmission Lines, Luling TX

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Palms, Corpus Christi TX

Gone Fishin, Portland TX

That's Corpus Christi just across the causeway.

Anthropocene Dream, Portland TX

View of Corpus Christi Bay, Portland TX

I don't know what that is on the horizon.
I don't think it is offshore, but it is quite distant,
and must be something huge.

Coastal Wetland, Portland TX

Windmills at Corpus Christi Bay, Portland TX

Three Banks, Corpus Christi TX

The camera's best effort at the actual colors;
the only color tweaking is pulling highlights down so you can see the clouds.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Your Intrepid Reporter, Beeville TX

Me, in Beeville. Photo: Irene.

There's a story with this picture.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Corn, Lincoln NE

Corny (link) Nebraska

Friday, June 4, 2010

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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.

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