This is a closeup of a corner of a sign painted on a brick building. I though it might be fun to go abstract with it.
I love exploring that never never land where art meets photogaphy. And this image is a great example. It started with a tree that I shot at low ISO and slow shutter speed while deliberately moving the camera. That gave me the nice light streaks. Then I took it into Photoshop and increased the saturation. Then I took it into Topaz Texture Effects and just started looking for a look I liked. Then I drilled down and started messing with the textures and light leaks and finally came up with this image that I love. You can still see the tree in there somewhere and the texture I chose gives a hit of a forest. The light leak suggests sunbeams streaming through but I took the opacity down to make it subtle. I would definitely hang this one on my wall!
It was another rainy miserable day on the Coast with Road Scholars. Fortunately we had an indoor tour at Rogue Brewery this afternoon. I was taken with the geometry of the pipes on a fermentation tank. In post I did some sharpening and then went a little further with a high pass filter. Thought it needed a little more color so I took it into Topaz restyle where the Orange peel filter gave me what I wanted.
The weather outside today was not fit for woman or beast, let alone cameras. So, I was left with whatever I could find inside the house. I turned to my new stained glass lamp for a nice geometric abstract. Post processing entailed saturation, detail, and sharpening as well as some color balance adjustments.