Philbrook Museum’s Tempietto

Tempietto Topaz Impressions Colored Pencil I

Sometimes I think I take too many photographs of some scenes. LIke the ¬†tempietto in the gardens at Philbrook Museum of Art for instance. I think it is one of the most beautiful scenes I’ve ever seen especially with the reflecting pool in front of it.

Based on a tip from Spare Parts and Pics I downloaded the ¬†Topaz’s Impressions program. It converts photographs to look like a painting or drawing. The above pic uses one of the “Colored Pencils” presettings. The program is a little expensive, at least for me, so I’m “messing” with it on a 30 day free trial. Let me know what you think of it. For comparision the original photo is below. It is not SOOC though. It is an HDR composite. Just in case you are new to this blog I need to tell you that I don’t worship pics straight out of the camera (“SOOC”).


Let me know what you think!

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10 thoughts on “Philbrook Museum’s Tempietto

  1. Jutta K.Deutschland

    The processing of your magnificent photo is very impressive!
    I think it could actually be a painting .
    But you have to consider the investition .
    How often you do this ?
    best regards

  2. DrillerAA

    Love Philbrook. I think all of us have one or two places that we love to go back to over and over. There is a water fall near my home that I have photographed in every season of the year as well as when it is a raging torrent or a trickling stream. The basic elements remain the same, but the water and the foliage are an ever changing scene.
    Of course, Crystal Bridges museum is a favorite place because the exhibits change.

  3. Barb

    So that’s what people are doing to get that drawing effect! I like your photo just as well as the drawing, though both are lovely. I had no idea what a Tempietto was!

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