I enjoy using a camera to translate my visualization into reality on paper. Visualization is defined as the ability to see in the "mind's eye" the finished work before actual application. It is the creative process of images transitioning from the realm of the reactive and contemplative to the conscious and deliberate. An element of surreal gives the viewer a different perspective on the subject, removing the literal and getting down to the essence of conveying the energy of the subject. For me, the image begins when the work goes beyond merely representing reality and enters the realm of personal expression. My methods are meant to be intentional, whether in the camera or post processing.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
These grasses always remind me of "fluffy clouds". The grasses are so soft and the colors are so inviting. I want to just throw myself on top of the "fluffy clouds" and float. Of course, I'd hurt myself as I landed onto the ground :) The Florida grasses are quite difficult to photograph due to the very thin nature of the flora. Morning light adds a wonderful glow and aura to the grasses.
(Nikon D5200...Snapseed, PSE 10, Topaz)
Saturday, February 15, 2014
These trees have the coolest bark. Different colors and shapes…love them! I decided to just do a straight process on this image as the bark is so colorful and the texture is rich, there wasn't any enhancement necessary, IMO. Enjoy…
(nikon d5200…PSE 10, Nik)
Sunday, February 2, 2014
WOW…I didn't realize how long it's been since I posted anything. It's been a crazy winter but I feel like I'm beginning to get a handle on things for the new year. Found this old DeSoto at a Florida festival a few weeks back and thought I would fool around with it. I did some PSE 10 work and then did a couple of Topaz plug ins. I really like Topaz as it gives you so many options and you can tweak them all to your liking.
Nikon D5200…PSE 10, Topaz
Nikon D5200…PSE 10, Topaz
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
If you're like me along with thousands of other baby boomers, the VW Beetle was one of the hottest cars on the market for along time. I have such fond memories with mine. My Dad said no one should ever drive a car that doesn't have the engine in the front...why one could get hurt!!! Anyway, I didn't just have one, I had two and both of them ended up in the trash...kind of like this one! Great cars but not super reliant...at least the ones I had weren't! I went to the extreme on this image with the post processing as I wanted to project a feeling of past, of falling apart, of old memories.
(Sony Nex 5...Snapseed, Photo Toaster, Mextures)