GREAT EGRET 2 | Niki ButcherLoop Road, Big Cypress National Preserve © 2017
Photographic Story The beauty and grace of birds is one of the great wonders of the world. Perhaps it’s because we too would like the ability to fly with freedom. On this day I was out with friends along Loop Road when we came across several birds and had a great time photographing them. Of all the images I took, I loved this one the best because it gives me sense of freedom…the lift before the flight… The Art of Hand Painting Black and White Photographs Photographed with a Sony digital camera and instead of oil painting with Q-tips and cotton balls, Niki was able to paint using Photoshop. Changing from the old-fashioned way of doing her art, to the new ‘fashion’ of using technology was challenging, but she’s enjoying getting back to her own personal expression. Archival Print Making Niki’s open edition gicleé artwork is printed on Sunset Bright Velvet Rag matte finish paper using eight archival inks. A state-of-the-art Epson Stylus Pro printer creates deep, rich dark values that hold subtle detail in the shadows as well as bright vivid colors that are truly tropical.