Peter Newman  

Newton Applied by Peter Newman

February 2021 - Newton Applied

About the Image(s)

This image is one of my interpretations of an image that I originally shot during a set-up at NECCC. The setup consisted of three glasses of colored water on a slanted slide. The slide w released, when it came to the end, the sudden stop closed the circuit causing the strobe to go off, as the water splashed.
In post I fiddled around: changing portions of the color; and twisting, moving and curving the water splashes.

5 comments posted

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Peter, I remember that set up at Amherst. It's certainly a great application of gravity and inertia. Added saturation takes it away from literal photography into the realm of illustration art. The blue stripe at right could be made black to increase attention on the glasses. Did you do the set-up? Karl   Posted: 02/10/2021 09:27:23
Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Hi Karl, I was debating about the blue on the right edge. My original purpose was to have a different variation in the background. I'm still not sure I made the right decision. The set-up was not mine. I believe that if I used a straight OOC shot, the image would not be mine because nothing in the concept would have been a concept that I created.   Posted: 02/10/2021 18:17:11

Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
This is really pretty. I love the different shapes, the movement, the colors, the magic. I do find the blue stripe at the right a distraction. Congrats for doing it -- unfortunately, I'm too much of an amateur do understand the acronyms in the discussion.   Posted: 02/15/2021 16:36:52

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
Very interesting. I feel that you have moved the image from photography to graphic art. What software did you use in post processing? Did you take the photograph? If so what camera, lens, settings? Can we see the original image before you altered it?   Posted: 02/19/2021 14:02:17

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Please translate NECCC? Is that a conference?
I really enjoy the colors and movement in this image, and from your description it refers to strobe light and water? Could you describe more what you did?

I agree the blue fringe on the right edge is distracting. If I had not read the description, I would have thought of light painting as the source.   Posted: 02/21/2021 14:42:25


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