Candy Childrey, PPSA  

World in Chaos by Candy Childrey, PPSA

October 2020 - World in Chaos

October 2020 - Candy Childrey, PPSA

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October 2020 - Candy Childrey, PPSA

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About the Image(s)

It seems that the world is currently in chaos with fires in the western US consuming acres and acres of forests, the pandemic making lives unbearable worldwide, and unrest causing worldwide demonstrations. So my image this month tries to show that chaos - a family standing at the corner of the image looking into the distance at the raging fires with the "realignment" of the planets hanging in space in front of them.

The original image was taken at an air museum in Albuquerque, NM.

1-process in RAW, remove window frame and remove metal attachments to window and background clutter
2- image was inverted
3-work with color to arrive at darker planets and red background-mostly selective color and hue sat were used
4-remove shadow under gyroscope
5-crop and add canvas
6-add family surrounded by smoke and feet covered with smoke to anchor to ground. I didn't add shadows with people as the smoke and haze should prevent shadows

4 comments posted

Jan Handman   Jan Handman
The gyroscope is a good symbol of chaos, Candy. I like the orange background, but it's pretty subtle to convey the fires in a clear way. Your image looked like a fun one to play with, so I used PS filter Spatter, and then On1 Glow on just the gyroscope, hoping to amp up the chaos factor. I like the silhouettes of the family, but I might have kept the weedy area they're standing on to keep them grounded, even if you still added some smoke too. I certainly identify with your feeling of chaos and instability and your image takes us to that place.   Posted: 10/06/2020 16:39:59
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Alan Kaplan   Alan Kaplan
I don't feel chaos here. This image is akin to Spielberg's "Close Encounters" in that the family seems not to be afraid of the alien craft. All of the colors, the sky, and the mist all add up to, for me, a welcoming family committee for the E.T.'s arrival.   Posted: 10/08/2020 09:08:09

Steve Estill   Steve Estill
A good idea, which I don't think quite does it. Maybe if some of the gyroscope was lost in the smoke it could improve it. As it stands, the gyroscope isn't grounded with the rest of the image.
Maybe I've just got a dose of instabiltiy and chaos!   Posted: 10/15/2020 16:01:37

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
My take is a beautiful and very colorful image, but I'm not sure that I see the chaos you intended.   Posted: 10/19/2020 19:18:07


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