This is the third in my series of roofline abstracts and was not taken on a photo trip like the other two. This is a multiple exposure, multi-layered image from photos shot from my own driveway. Since March, I have missed trips to Alaska, Minnesota, and southern Arizona- as well as several likely California trips, so it’s up to me to find (or make) photo opportunities where I can. Unlike many others, I have not suffered during the pandemic- but I am getting eager to experience some new places beyond home.
This is second in my rooflines series- rooflines of Bodie.
When out shooting, I often find myself taking photos of rooflines. I guess I’m attracted to the diagonal lines, especially when they intersect with the diagonals of other roofs. I have been putting together a little series of roofline abstracts created by layering two or more photos together to create even more roofline diagonals.
Below is a roofline abstract from Castle Dome, an old mining town here in Arizona.
Yeah- probably not real words- but I had fun yesterday “abstractifying and impressionizing” this multiple exposure photo of a building and archway on the University of New Mexico campus. I added another photo layer, one of my own textures, and a few grunge brushstrokes before doing some color adjustments. I like the effects and thoroughly enjoyed myself!
Another trip to my photo archives- a fun edit of a barrel cactus.
Here’s another photo art project. I have to admit that creating these swirling and twirling images is pretty addictive.
Monday’s image changed up with a little Photoshop magic. Oh, the things you learn when you’re stuck at home!
I love the smooth water color look of the reflection contrasted with the tangles of the weeds on shore. These days my brain sometimes feels like those tangled weeds- a million jangled thoughts and worries. But I do prefer the watery reflection.
We are doing fine, trying to stay calm like the water. I hope you all are doing well!
Captured at Watson Lake here in Prescott- and edited as an abstract.
Below is a detail shot from Zabriskie Point in Death Valley. I fell in love with the rippled landscape.
For our courthouse assignment, I took some photos of the bottom of the fountain. A couple of our class members also used the fountain as their photo subject, and there were some GORGEOUS abstracts created! I revisited my fountain shots and decided to post this one, which has an emphasis on the pennies that had been tossed in with a wish. I love how the water distorts the tiles and the pennies themselves.
Eagle River, Alaska reflections
Below is another photo art/ multiple exposure piece taken at the hospital in California.
I spotted the shadows on these steps at the Tehachapi train station and loved the lines and patterns they made. I decided to emphasize the graphic design qualities of this shot by doing a little . . . ummm . . .creative editing.
We have just returned from a road trip to the San Francisco Bay Area, and this is the first photo I’ve posted since our return (last week’s and Monday’s photos were scheduled in advance before we left). Our trip was supposed to be a two day business trip for my husband followed by a long weekend in Monterey (which was supposed to include lots of photo opportunities. . .). Unfortunately, I had to take my husband to the ER the second night we were in the Bay Area- and he ended up being hospitalized for 5 days! He is much improved now, and “normal” life has resumed.
On the last day he was in the hospital, I brought my camera with me and photographed parts of an art installation across from the main entrance. Since I first saw it, I had been captivated by this piece of art, which forms a semi-wall in front of the parking area. I decided to practice my multiple exposure skills in photographing it, because I didn’t want to just capture someone else’s art- I wanted to create my own.
When I got home and downloaded my images, I was struck by how the jagged lines resembled the parts of the display I was constantly seeing on the monitor at his bedside- as if they were stacked upon each other. Is this why I was so attracted to it? Or does it represent the chaos of dealing with a medical situation while on vacation? I don’t know- but this is the result.
Being a photographer who likes simple compositions, I have to say I prefer the crop below. It doesn’t look like it represents any of the angst of last week- it now looks more like mountains to me.
Eagle River, Alaska