Jan Lightfoot  

Life on Mars by Jan Lightfoot

November 2019 - Life on Mars

November 2019 - Jan Lightfoot

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November 2019 - Jan Lightfoot

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About the Image(s)

After a recent visit to the Newport Aquarium in Oregon, I thought it would be fun to make another outer space composite, so I took another background image from an iPhone shot of a scene from the Natural History Museum in Salt Lake City and then just kept adding things. There are 17 layers and I used the Quick Selection tool and the pen tool to cut out most of the fish and stuck them into a blend of two different water images. I then used different blend modes on the creatures, brought in the starry sky layer and used a green/red/blue gradient on it. I found an image from a few years ago to make the "fire" coming out of the "volcano". For me, this image is more of an impression, and not necessarily true to perspective. In other words, definitely not real looking, lol.

2 comments posted

Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Jan, I really like what you've done with this composition. The colors are wonderful and the theme is fun. As you may have guessed from my photos and comments over time, I tend to prefer less clutter in my images. This image is really strong. I wonder if it would be even stronger if there were a few less foreground elements.   Posted: 11/12/2019 13:07:29

Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
I love this Jan!!

To me, this doesn't feel cluttered or uncomfortable so I am the other perspective from Brad, lol!

I love the colors, the concept and the composition.

My only thought might be to take that string of tree lights and expand them to the entire photo so they look like bubbles coming up from the ocean floor.

  Posted: 11/12/2019 19:37:09


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