Except for the light-pole (perspective distortion) and de-noising no photo-manipulation applied. Just camera-settings. Pictures shot with Sony A 77 with Sigma 70-300mm lens.
By moving the camera around the visual effects can change significantly. But ever tried to see a picture from a different angle? Last week I took some pictures at the lagoon and choose two for this composition. Of the mainframe (see picture left) I took the sky away and the copy of it I rotated 180 degrees plus a few degrees extra for a seamless joint. Added the heron (also mirror wise) and there was the picture. But than I turned the end-result a quarter …… well, see for yourself. Personally I think it looks a bit weird but I’m, for whatever reason, also fascinated…. It’s where photo-manipulation slowly becomes art(?).
The last few days I’ve been experimenting with reflections and this came out of it. The mainframe of the featured picture is the bathroom sliding-door (shot from our outdoor shower -brag, brag, brag….) added with me and the camera (inversed, refined mirrored and filtered/polarisation).
The one below is similar but than without the addition of the polarised eyes.
For the next one I used the sky as mainframe and a mirrored (+inversed, refined) B&W self-portrait in front of the bathroom door. As usual all pictured with a Sony A77 VQ (this time with 16-50mm lens) and processed with photoshop Cs6.
Bottom picture consists of the bathroom door as mainframe with inversed/refined/filtered ‘fillings’ of a b&W self-portrait, my left hand, flowers from our garden, bathroom mirror, wooden bathroom floor, my hands holding the camera (twirled in center and the very same as in the top 2 pictures) and polarized drink glasses. Fairly complicated and mind bogging…. but than discoveries of possibilities surface. The only problem I have with Adobe photoshop are the tutorials on their website. These are incomplete and could, with the same effort, far more sufficient.
Next week we go back to the elements again (see first posts). Photography and photo-manipulation are one big challenge and we still have a long path to walk.