Monday, April 14, 2008

Going Abstract...



I was working on some flower photos yesterday in Photoshop when I remembered seeing an effect where an image was mirrored. On this post, the top image is the original and is a close up shot of one of my bearded irises I took last summer. All I did was copy the image then flip the copy and combine the two and I came up with a whole new species of flower. I have another one I'll post tomorrow that's even wilder than this one. Purists may think photographs should not be manipulated, especially in a nature blog like this one, but sometimes you have to let your creative juices flow and do something different and have some fun. This is obviously a digital manipulation and I'm not trying fool anyone into thinking otherwise.

8 comments:

The Birdlady said...

Phooey to those who deride photoshop manipulations - it was done in the darkroom too. That's very cool.

Sandpiper said...

I love it! With digital cameras, your computer is your processing lab now, and it can be a lot of fun!

Stacey Huston said...

Photography is ART and I believe it should be seen as the photographer chooses to display it. thanks

Abstract said...

It's all art, doesn't look so abstract to me

Mary said...

That is so cool! What a neat effect! I really love irises...hope you post lots of pictures when they are in season.

Eve said...

I too love digital art in all forms as well as straight photography! It's FUN working with Photoshop! The iris is cool! You did a really nice job of combining the two! I haven't tried this effect yet.

kjpweb said...

Fun idea! Well done!
Cheers, Klaus

Kathiesbirds said...

It's nice to see the artist coming out in you! Good job! Doesn't nature always inspire art?