One of Mark Wainer's beautiful photographs
I found this reproduced on another website, so I hope it's okay to reproduce it here, with a link to Mark Wainer's website.
I was surprised (and delighted) at his work; I had expected that a "painterly" photograph would be something like mine, but they are really not at all. I think where mine look like photographs manipulated to look like paintings, his look like paintings done in a hyper-realistic style that looks like photography (though he does start with a photograph).
What do you think? I think his work is beautiful. When I look at some of his landscapes and seascapes, I wonder whether he turns them into HDRs before he starts the painting part of the process. They look kind of like HDR, which would contribute to the "photorealistic" feel of his work.
Do you like it?