Sometime ago, I received an email from a woman who had visited an exhibition by the VNFE, the nature photographers association in my area. The exhibition featured an image of mine, a pan blur of a flock of Greylag Geese. She explained she was an amateur aquarel artist, was impressed by the photograph and wanted to take the challenge of creating an aquarel painting from my photograph. So I sent her a reasonable size print and asked her to let me know when the painting was finished. This week, I got an email from her with attached a photograph of the result. I must say I am very impressed.

Us photographers capture existing things on film (albeit sometimes with a creative twist), painters are the real artists as they create something out of nothing more than a blank canvas. Here’s the original photograph for comparison.