Travelling in the National Parks in the USA I have noticed many of them have these really cool postcards. They are old fashioned cartoonish drawings of iconic locations in the park, often with an animal, and the park name in old fashioned lettering.
I thought I would try to make a photograph that had a similar feel to it. Here is my first attempt. This is the Sierra del Carmen Mountains in Big Bend National Park, Texas.
I know many of you will want to see the original and I don’t want to disappoint. Here it is:
I know, I know, I like the original too! But that’s not the point. The point was to create an image that had the old fashioned drawing feel to it, but made with a photograph.
To make the postcard image, I used the “painterly with colour” setting in the Topaz Black and White Effects plugin.
Here is a black and white version of the same image. This one I made in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Do you have a favourite of the three images? Let me know in the comments!