JoAnne Rolle  

Shades of Zanzibar by JoAnne Rolle

August 2019 - Shades of Zanzibar

About the Image(s)

I was in Tanzania and Zanzibar and while I did not spend as much time shooting as I would like, I captured a few images. I wanted to submit something different this month but could not choose between several competing images. I am grateful for the inspiration of the study group. During the last exhibited it was suggested that I use Lightroom which I have owned but spent more training time on Aperture which was later discontinued by Apple. I loaded Lightroom and Topaz Studio and several images. I experimented with the Topaz AI Clarity and AI Re-mix to come up with an unusual combination. I liked the play of colors and the abstraction. The colors reminded me of the city Zanzibar and the waters around the boats seemed playful. Not sure what the group will say but I enjoyed getting back into the editing process with the tools. Thanks! Shot with Cannon and 250 lens; post editing in Lightroom and Topaz for color and abstraction.

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5 comments posted

Alan Kiecker   Alan Kiecker
JoAnn, I really like this. Its not something I would suggest doing very often, but it certainly perks up the "How'd she do that?" button! :-) Very cool, very well done.   Posted: 08/10/2019 21:04:42

Tom Brott   Tom Brott
Bright colorful and very different. My only suggestion would be to post the original so one can see the difference in the editing and creating you did.   Posted: 08/19/2019 20:40:42

Cora Rosenhaft   Cora Rosenhaft
I like it a lot. Great job jumping in with the editing and experimenting. This makes a great abstract image that captures a time and a place in a unique way. I especially like the colors and shapes. Like Tom, I am curious about the image you started with.   Posted: 08/27/2019 10:56:23

Fred Doerfler   Fred Doerfler
I like the abstraction and colors. And the "Z" in Zanibar is projected in the sharp angles. Obviously not every image would amenable to this manipulation. Neat result that I will try.   Posted: 08/28/2019 17:02:29

Kata Zih   Kata Zih
Like a cubist painting, great!   Posted: 08/29/2019 02:44:49