Phillipa Frederiksen, EFIAP MAPS SSAPS  

Storm over Rainbow by Phillipa Frederiksen, EFIAP MAPS SSAPS

June 2020 - Storm over Rainbow

About the Image(s)

The photos of the umbrella, some clouds and the rainbow were all taken on the same day. I created some clouds from the shadow of a tree against the fence, hence the lines in the image.

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4 comments posted

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
I am fascinated by this. The light and colors are beautiful and I love the entire effect with the layers and the lines. I might prefer no light-colored handle through the umbrella. It confuses me a little, as if it might be a sword. Of course, it may have particular artistic meaning to you, and I sometimes miss those! Another very clever and creative image!   Posted: 06/05/2020 09:23:08

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
What talked to me from this image was the rainbow being under the umbrella - a juxtaposition that's unexpected and made me think. I'm afraid I don't get the silhouette of the tree above and to the left of the umbrella, though. I guess I'm just not very imaginative. d:¬{(

Can you tell us a bit about which software you used to put this together?   Posted: 06/13/2020 16:16:03
Phillipa Frederiksen   Phillipa Frederiksen
HI Tom,
I darkened the rainbow in Snapseed then put the layers together in Superimpose. I DO like to do quirky things...they don't always work! The trees are part of the frame.
I was sitting under the Jacaranda tree. When the sun gets low I use the child's umbrella to keep the sun out of my eyes. I took a photo looking through the umbrella... hence the extra light on the top of the umbrella. Then I took a photo of the shadow of the trees on the fence. The rainbow came out just after I took a photo of the clouds.   Posted: 06/14/2020 00:39:06

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
It's as though you hung the umbrella there to protect the rainbow from the storm. I like it that the umbrella is at the same angle as that side of the rainbow. (Funny thing, I posted a rainbow-themed painting in my other group this month, also: Group #56.)
I wish I could see your original, to see what changed. I'm glad you made mention of the vertical lines, rather reminiscent of a picket fence look. The second faint rainbow above is unique.
It does look creative with its dramatic darks and brights contrasting and complementing each other.   Posted: 06/24/2020 18:34:29