Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like summer.
Dry. Parched. Windy. Smoky. Burning.
Those are the words that come to mind when I think of the west these days. October is always fire season, but in recent years ever more so. My home state of California has been on fire this last month, causing tens of thousands to evacuate and thousands of others to be without power. We have a massive drought going on here in Arizona as well- no monsoon season the last two years. Add in a pandemic, an election, and political upheavals- the world of 2020 is not the world we thought we were promised.
I’ve learned in recent years that the process of taking and editing photos soothes my worried soul. Below is a little piece of photo art I created this week. As always, a camera (or in this case an iPhone) and Photoshop ease my worries.
Pray for rain.
We call these yellow and pink roses our tropicals; we never heard the correct name when we bought the plant, but think the word “tropical” might have been part of it. Because the weather has turned, we’ve picked a few for bouquets to enjoy inside while we can. I edited this multiple exposure image with a hint of a fall palette to go with the season.
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!
As summer draws to a close, the grasses go from green to gold, and a new beauty emerges.
Maybe cows dislike social isolation as much as we do. Maybe they dream of their friends. Maybe.
Hence The Daydreaming Cow . . .
Below is another photo art/ multiple exposure piece taken at the hospital in California.
I froze some flowers in water a few weeks ago before we left for California and had fun taking photos of them last week. This one was taken in multiple exposure mode.
A week or so ago when I was taking reflection photos, I used my iPhone to create a series of flower images using multiple exposures.
Here is one of my favorites.
A multiple exposure
A little multiple exposure abstract for a change of pace. . .
Taken at a hotel in San Francisco
I was sitting at my computer one morning last week when I noticed the play of light and shadows on leaves in the front yard. I took a break from my work and captured this multiple exposure, which I thought looked even more interesting in black and white.
A multiple exposure edited two ways. I like the black and white best. 🙂
A multiple exposure flower abstract for Tuesday!