Jeri Conklin  

New Skin by Jeri Conklin

October 2020 - New Skin

About the Image(s)

Shot with my Samsung Galaxy Note9 cellphone.

Title: new skin - It was amazing the colors my skin went through to heal.

So it is not reduced size wise. Sorry to ask for help. My PS and LR are still not working. They aren't coming in but going to Adobe for update through the updates are running. Have to call on them. Seems like if I don't use every day, they do this.

7 comments posted

Rick Finney   Rick Finney
Jeri: I really like the abstract look of your photo. I think I would have used a multi-colored stroke on the entire image. As for your post- processing problem try going to a more user friendly processor like Luminar. There are a huge amount of how to videos out to help you along the way.   Posted: 10/10/2020 15:21:00
Jeri Conklin   Jeri Conklin
Rick, thank you for your suggestions. Not sure what multi-color strokes is. This is the original photo from the window, I did nothing to it. I am looking into Luminar, you all have convinced me.   Posted: 10/19/2020 09:36:19

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Jeri, I agree with Rick as long as you use the Luminar plugin to process. Try a demo, you will like how it works. I do like your image. I believe I would of cropped more on the left side to at least make the line of? parallel to the frame. BTW, I have no idea what you are referring to "new skin"?   Posted: 10/12/2020 14:34:33
Jeri Conklin   Jeri Conklin
Bob, thank you! Looking into Luminar. The title which unless you know the background story, would make no sense I guess. I spent 6 wks being treated for a 2nd/3rd degree burn on my hand recently. This window pane was in the room I was in each week. Interestingly enough, each week as the color of the skin on my hand went through its changes, sometimes sloughing off, sometimes being pulled off, I would concentrate on the window for diversion. Each week the majority of cars going by the window would be the color of the skin for that week. The last week, all the colors my skin had gone through in the healing - those colors of cars went by - hence the "new skin" title. I have a hard time with titling anything because if you don't know the back story, nothing makes sense.   Posted: 10/19/2020 09:41:33

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Jeri, this is spectacular! Can you tell more about how this was taken (and the new skin)? I warmly join to the recommendations of Luminar, I am sure you would love it, too!   Posted: 10/17/2020 14:31:45
Jeri Conklin   Jeri Conklin
Thank you Kristi. See my reply to Bob's response above for the "new skin" title and how it came to be. As to how it was taken - just used my cell phone to shoot the window pane as a car(s) went by outside. The structure of the window pane which is a block that is wavy so to speak in its structure. It defuses anything outside when you look at it from the inside. Those color splashes are cars driving past the window. If you look almost in the middle, there is a white car at a stop sign that is mostly focused. If I did anything, I think I would want to defuse it so it isn't in focus. Thoughts?   Posted: 10/19/2020 09:45:35
Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Jeri, the background story makes this extra special! I like the sharp white car as sort of a center point from which the silvery pods flow outwards (or the center of a flower with mirror petals). I think that it would certainly work fine also if the car were blurred, becoming more psychedelic.
I happened to I look at it on iPad that was turned 90 degrees so that the dark line was at the bottom, and that was quite cool, too, like a ground the flower grows from. You might try to flip it and see what such a version looks like?   Posted: 10/19/2020 13:33:24


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