A few days ago I posted this image, or should I say digital art, that I produced from a fireworks image I shot in 2014. It got a lot of attention and lots of likes and comments on Facebook. I was playing when I produced it, wanting to make something different from the typical fireworks shots I’d been seeing. It’s one of my idiosyncrasies, wanting my photos and art to look different.
The original image looked like this:
Shot in 2014, it reminded me of the tentacles hanging down from a Portuguese Man of War or a Jellyfish. It was strange enough as it was but I decided to play some more so I flipped it over and added it to the top of itself to form a mirrored image top to bottom.
Once I had the mirrored image, I applied a radial colored gradient to the image and played with the blending modes and opacity (all done in Adobe Photoshop CC) to come up with the final image at the top of this post.
Playing with different blending modes and opacities, I also came up with some other looks that were pretty far out there as well. Here’s another I saved. It reminded me of a bloodshot eye.
It’s fun playing and taking photos to the world of digital art. The possibilities are endless and it’s always a creative adventure.
Kolman, this is far from your usual work, but I like it! Beautiful dark backgrounds make the tentacles stand out. Gorgeous! I’ve been continuing with my wide-angle dark sky shooting, and received a star tracker for Father’s Day from my son, and can now take extremely long exposures of the Milky Way, and other delights. Nice to see your work! Cheers, Jerry
Thanks Jerry! It’s been awhile, I need to remember to post more often.
Looking forward to seeing some of your astrophotography! That sounds really exciting and should result in some incredible shots.
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I started putting some on my blog – the images are quite large and get degraded when posting, but I enjoy the tangents the blog format takes me to. Hoping to add more. You can check it out here: https://jerrysherman.wordpress.com/
Breathtaking! (Good to see you back here, Kolman!) (And I bet jerrysherman can hardly wait for winter when the nights are longer and crisp and clear!)
Thanks Lenore! I’ve really fallen behind posting but have lots of stories and photos to share. I need to get back on the stick.
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