my photo muse came for a visit
I shot about 30 photos and ended up with a few that captured what I was seeing at the moment.
Not one to leave well enough alone, and feeling a bit creative, I opened up Photoshop and took liberties with my own pictures.
I only played with the coloring on this photo. I was trying to recreate the mood - that weird vibe that surrounds you when a storm is approaching. The whole effect of the moment; stuck in traffic with seagulls screeching by your car and Portishead on the stereo, the wind carrying ominous clouds on by - just can't be captured with film alone. This is as close as I could get.
Same view, different take, this one is untouched. The focus here was not really on the steeple, but on the symmetry of the streetlights against the layers of clouds. I was driving when I shot this. Traffic started moving, the seagulls took off and I snapped the photo just as I stepped on the gas.
I had to stop on my way home from work to pick Natalie up from extra help. I took about 20 shots while I waited, but most of them were ruined by too much wind, raindrops and cars going by. I played around in Photoshop with one of the kids playing on the school lawn. I tried to use filters that would give the essence of kids in motion. The kid with the rope was smaller than the rest and he was whipping everyone who walked by - most kids ignored him. I pinched the photo to give the impression that the kid was the center of attention, but not.
And that's today's photo musings. Thanks for joining us.