Belinda Hudnall Keller  

Sunsets by Belinda Hudnall Keller

September 2020 - Sunsets

September 2020 - Belinda Hudnall Keller

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September 2020 - Belinda Hudnall Keller

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About the Image(s)

Title: Sunsets

We've had many days of rain so I have concentrated on indoor photos. This began as a photo of beach glass in a container, taken with and without artificial lighting. No lighting resulted in cool colors. I used the one with warmer colors resulting from lighting and was ok with the abstract after my edits. As I worked on it, I got carried away, and the end result is far from where I began. It was fun. It could be another world, and maybe a river of colors in a cave where the sun sleeps...dips in for colors before rising-- imagination working overtime!

Samsung Galaxy s9, auto
Apps: Mirror Lab, Snapseed

Mirror Lab: 3 selections, in order, under Distort: Turbulence, Linear Ripples, Sphere 3D and adjustments to each one. After the first sphere, I saved the image and then went back in and added the second sphere.
Snapseed: Tuned for saturation and ambience

11 comments posted

Phillipa Frederiksen   Phillipa Frederiksen
Belinda, this is a really exciting work!
It is really fascinating to see how you started and how you have incorporated one image into the next.
The reflections give it movement and increase the level of interest in what is happening in the image.   Posted: 09/07/2020 01:58:17
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thanks so much, Phillipa!   Posted: 09/11/2020 06:22:54

Marilyn Kinyon   Marilyn Kinyon
I really like what you have done with this! You have produced a very dreamy otherworldly image. I will have to find this Mirrorlab app and play with it. Thanks for a unique image!   Posted: 09/10/2020 09:09:25
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Marilyn, I don't remember welcoming you, but my head is fuzzy from an illness. I do hope you enjoy our group. Thank you for your comments...and Welcome!   Posted: 09/11/2020 06:26:52

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Beautiful! The colors and composition are good. This would do well on a wall in a waiting room where one could look at it and let there imagination travel where ever...   Posted: 09/10/2020 11:23:39
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thanks Ruth! It was where my mind was at the time, trying to zone out, float away!   Posted: 09/11/2020 06:28:08

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
Apparently, you are feeling all better now, Belinda. I enjoyed seeing where your fancies led you from your starter image to final dazzling waterful production. It's hard to grasp all this creativity in one picture. All I can say is it turned out great.   Posted: 09/18/2020 12:07:02
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you, Pat. Yes, better now-- unrelated to the virus, thankfully!   Posted: 09/18/2020 16:47:47

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
Phenomenal! I can only wish I was so creative.

I'll ask you the same thing I asked of Marilyn: Did you have an idea of an end result when you began? You state that you got carried away, but was there a method to that?   Posted: 09/18/2020 13:16:53
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
In short, no. I just start 'doing' and fiddling. I'm always trying things in Mirror Lab. I took the sea glass for colors and wanted a simple abstract. I kept adjusting the turbulence tool and at some point it resembled a cave and sunset colors. Me being me, I kept trying things. The ripples formed an underground river in my mind, and when I saw the sphere effect I was thinking: in spite of all the world's problems, the sun rises and sets, each day is a new beginning; and, so this became the place where each sunrise is created, floats up/sinks down dissolving, then dips into new colors for the next cycle. (LoL long answer) By-the-way, don't sell yourself so short, Tom! you are wonderfully creative! Have seen many of your great photos!   Posted: 09/18/2020 17:35:27
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
Well, I'm 6'2", so I can't sell myself as being short. d;¬{D

I guess for me, it comes down to a matter of being afraid to let myself go and play with these tools. I envy people like you who get past the gatekeeper of rules and shoulds and just try new ways of doing things. I'm trying to learn, though. d;¬{D   Posted: 09/18/2020 17:43:30


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