After I choose a particular shot, I spend many hours bringing out those elements of that image that speak to me and digitally paint/transform them into the prints you see here using a variety of techniques, often times combining multiple techniques.
Image editing refers to the process of enhancing the key components and parameters of an image. It is used primarily for making the images appear perfect and without any of the defects occurred while capturing it. If an image suffers from a lack of brightness, exposure, contrast, or increased saturation, image editing can help in adjusting these values until the image appears perfect and well balanced.
Image manipulation differs entirely from the process of editing by the fact that it focuses on altering the elements that appear in the frame. It is the process by which the entire appearance of the image is manipulated by the addition of secondary elements and by enhancing the existing elements in the image.
Some examples of image manipulation include the addition of birds into the sky, altering the entire backgrounds, carrying out alterations in the faces and other properties within the image, etc.
Digital painting is the process of painting on a tablet or computer and creating artwork digitally. This is done through painting software that uses brushes much like traditional painting.