Below is another photo art/ multiple exposure piece taken at the hospital in California.
Usually I take shots out the car window of wind turbines as we drive to and from California- they fascinate me. This time, we actually drove over near the turbines so I could take photos to my heart’s content. This one is a bit of a fantasy- a multiple exposure edited with textures and NO RULES for sure! 🙂
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.
This image is the second of two multiple exposures I took of the same flowers. I dearly love playing with this technique, whether in camera, in Photoshop, or on my iPhone. I’ve always loved impressionist and abstract painting and so enjoy creating images that are not a literal representation of the scene in front of me. I never know exactly how they will turn out, and I think it’s the unpredictability that is a big part of the appeal for me.
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!
With a nod to Stranger Things (one of my most FAVORITE series from last year), here is a reflection multiple exposure from last weekend’s walk at Lynx Lake:
This was originally going to be called Autumn Wind, because it is a multiple exposure taken a few weeks ago of our willow (with leaves that had turned to gold) being buffeted around by a strong wind. However, during the editing process I played it with the colors and much prefer the blue tones- hence, Blue Wind.
A little multiple exposure fun
A little Alaska photo art for you today!
Still having fun with my shots from the Rim!
We were absolutely entranced by the view from the Mogollon Rim on our recent trip to Payson. The views of rolling hills and mountains seem to go on forever. This image started as an in-camera multiple exposure, which was then layered with another multiple exposure and edited in Photoshop and other programs.
Another digital art/alternative landscape/multiple exposure piece from Alaska.
I’m kind of at the point where I don’t know what to call my work anymore. Is it digital art- but it’s all photography? Is it multiple exposure- but it’s done in photoshop? Whatever it is, I enjoy doing it!
Editing photos for creative expression, relaxation, and just plain fun is an essential part of my photography life. I don’t paint or do crafts- so I create with the camera and the computer. I respect and enjoy traditional photography, but I sometimes like to tiptoe a bit onto the photography wild side.
Yesterday I revisited some of last summer’s photos from Alaska. At the time, I was fascinated with the stark shapes of the rocks and peaks jutting out of the sea, but I was disappointed in many of the resulting shots when edited traditionally. But I had so much fun creating the “alternative landscapes” below.
Some fun multiple exposure creations for Friday:
Still more Alaska photos to go through. Here’s an in camera multiple exposure (taken at 9:30 a.m.!) layered with another photo to create my impression of Alaska winter.
Many of my favorite photos these days are taken right from the driveway or across the street. It is usually cloud patterns or streaks of light on the hills that bring me outside with my camera. I find that by using intentional camera movement or in camera multiple exposures, I can create an image that expresses the way I see the scene in front of me rather than a literal depiction. Usually only a small amount of post-processing is needed, which is unusual for me!
This one is a combination of in an camera multiple exposure combined with photoshop layers. It was taken in the blue hour right before dawn, when the lights from the shopping mall across town were still visible.
I have gathered some of my Homescapes together in a slideshow, which you can view on my gallery page. Click on the word, gallery in the menu at the top right of this page or click here.
I have so many photos that have never made the blog. I didn’t think this one was blogworthy at the time- just an experiment with multiple exposure- but I like it now.
It makes an interesting black and white too (with a frame that’s just an extreme Lightroom vignette).
I bought more pears, and the pear madness continues. . .
Another photo of yesterday’s pear- a little more abstract this time.