11th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Third Place, Manipulated Images


"Vineyard Worker"
By Randy Lutge

About Randy Lutge

For Randy Lutge, "taking the right picture and combining it with the right manipulation you can come up with something better than the original." In this case he produced his painterly image with the Photoshop filter "alien skin swirl."

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The photograph was taken in Burgundy, France, of a worker in a field of vines. Lutge works in the wine industry, and has taken many pictures related to winemaking, including one that was shown in the Vopal Gallery in San Francisco.

Lutge got his start with digital imaging over 15 years ago. He manipulated images while scanning them, moving them to create different effects. Since then, digital photography has become a large part of his life. As a professional photographer he works exclusively with a digital camera.

-- Kyla Farrell


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