Photography as Art
More succinctly, my using black & white for this image focuses the viewer's attention on the isolation and timeless nature of the bridge without the visually less directed character of a full-color view.
In processing the image, I applied high contrast adjustments, and image sharpening to make the bridge and surrounding foliage crisp and stark.
Choosing to create a digital painting using the photo as a reference, I selected the incredibly flexible and complex watercolor mode in Corel Painter 11. Of course I could have painted the piece in conventional physical watercolor, but digital is my medium now, so that's where I went.
Robert Wilkinson, LibertasImages.com, 2011