Photo blog... because I've been in a visual mode
Red Line District
I had fun making this one, I had no plan in mind when I started editing it, other than to make it look unusual. I spent a couple of hours layering effects and adjustments, till the image felt complete. This, in my mind, is when I create some of my best works. It feels somehow like giving birth, where this blank boring thing, begins to grow and morph...into something new and known. You the artist, dare not guess what will be born of the moment. You can only nurture it, until suddenly, it becomes whatever it was meant to be.
I had more intention with this edit, though it had a fair amount of experimental application of layers in order to produce the neon glow effect, and multitude of colors. My goal was to enhance the picture because I thought the glass dome would look like a universe, when instead it began to look like some neon primordial aquarium. If an edit takes an unexpected turn I try to go with it, I think the end result for this picture lends my choice credence.
Growing up, my older sister always had this beautiful posters...I like to call them 80's sheak posters. As I struggled with a major shadow across my face in this picture I decided to go the creative route and see if I could reproduce the "80's sheak" look. (I know, I just quoted myself). I have yet to hear from my sister, as to how well I did...but, I kind of think it looks far out! LOL
Birds in Flight (faux circa 1945)
I caught this picture on a trip to Spokane Washington. As I tried to get a cover together for my novel I ended up doing this awesome edit...only took me like 6 hours...then I ended up not using it. Still, it turned into an awesome finished work, which really highlights the birds in flight, and also the haunting way I saw this lake as I drove by.