Only one thing good comes with these sub-zero Polar Vortex conditions- JACK FROST visits and paints the windows with beautiful artistry!
It's hard to find interesting subjects indoors when it's too cold to go out and shoot, so we are always thrilled when Jack Frost shows up to paint the windows.
While shooting the above picture, I decided it was a great time and opportunity to test out my in camera art filters. Since the pictures will be abstract anyway, I thought it might produce some interesting results.
I kept everything consistent for all shots EXCEPT in each picture I used a different art filter. I did crop different areas of the images, so the pictures wouldn't get too boring too look at.
I underexposed the images just a tad, because I could see through the glass to the distracting elements on the other side if I didn't. Images are left un-edited except for cropping.
My husband is hogging the macro lens (yes-shooting frost), so I used my M.zuiko 40-150mm 2.8 Pro lens with the EC-14 1.4 Tele-converter attached. I am always truly amazed (and thrilled) at how close I can be to my subject and that I don't notice any IQ loss with this combination!
I'm not exactly sure what Diorama art filter is supposed to do, but I noticed "out of focus areas" so am assuming that's what it is for, shifting focal plane.
The Cross Process art filter rendered an image reminiscent of ferns.
I couldn't really figure out what is so gentle about Gentle Sepia Art Filter.
Dramatic Tone art filter is definitely dramatic!
I kind of like the Vintage art filter version. I'm thinking of telling Jack Frost he should make limited edition prints using this filter.
Bleach Bypass filter rendered an interesting look.
I-Enhance art filter is interesting too.
My conclusion is that I haven't really come to one yet. It was a fun experiment and if nothing else I now have a visual reference to most of my in camera art filters!
All images copyright 2019 JACK FROST
So what are your thoughts? What are in camera art filters good for?