Bob Laster  

Hurricane by Bob Laster

November 2020 - Hurricane

November 2020 - Bob Laster

Original 1

November 2020 - Bob Laster

Original 2

About the Image(s)

Considering the active hurricane season for 2020, I was manipulating a flower image and it reminded me of a hurricane. I used pixelate, zoom blur, twirl, liquify
and Topaz filters to get to the storm. At this point I thought it needed an eye so I added a photo of my grandson's eye in the center with incomplete penetrance.

Image Name: Hurricane
Source Image 1: Allium
Source Image 2: Eye

This round’s discussion is now closed!
11 comments posted

Bill Provost   Bill Provost
An interesting photo. I am really not a fan of "manufactured" or combined images. Not saying anything is wrong with it I just am not able to do much of a critique.   Posted: 11/12/2020 10:21:16

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
This abstract (?) has pretty colors. The eye of the hurricane is a good idea.   Posted: 11/12/2020 16:38:30
Bob Laster   Bob Laster
Ruth Thank you   Posted: 11/13/2020 15:47:50

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
Having lived through many hurricanes, I can tell you that you've created an image that strikes terror in my heart at the same time I admire its beauty. I particularly like the way the flower turns into such a striking replica of a storm image. The eye definitely creates that feeling you get when you are in the eye of a storm when everything is still, but you know it's all still swirling around you. It was a good idea to leave the eye untouched -- one can see right up to the stars that are visible while the eye passes over. Very creative work!   Posted: 11/12/2020 17:27:20
Bob Laster   Bob Laster
Audrey Thank you   Posted: 11/13/2020 15:47:21

Abe Chen   Abe Chen
A beautiful artistic rendition of two original images. I like the image, especially nice composition, color rendition and painting-like effect which is very attractive. You did a great job of processing the images. Thank you for sharing!   Posted: 11/18/2020 13:01:39
Bob Laster   Bob Laster
Abe Thank you   Posted: 11/18/2020 14:55:12

Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
Wow the is great. The composition is spot on and adding the eye is a great idea (Did your grandson give you permission?)For am image showing this much power, I would brighten the colors a bit, maybe closer to the original colors of the flower, but that is personal taste.   Posted: 11/23/2020 11:12:26
Bob Laster   Bob Laster
Eric Thank you. It could be brighter and my grandson, who was seven when I made the photo, doesn't know yet but his agents are everywhere LOL...   Posted: 11/23/2020 14:03:50
Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
Don't you just love the photo police?   Posted: 11/24/2020 09:32:38
Bob Laster   Bob Laster
As long as they don't take me to the photo judge who makes a snap judgement   Posted: 11/24/2020 14:59:33