Belinda Hudnall Keller  

Finding "The Way" by Belinda Hudnall Keller

April 2021 - Finding "The Way"

About the Image(s)

The ceiling is pretty in this church but hard to photograph. I was sorting old files and started to delete it but wondered about using it with Mirror Lab.
"Stations" are along the wall with the stained glass windows. For those who might be unfamiliar, they are stops along "The Way" or "Via Dolorosa" to the crucifixion of Christ.
I gave it a spin in MirrorLab's penta-spiral preset. In Snapseed, I removed a lamp and a small chain with the healing tool. No other edits were made. I liked the shapes and colors that resulted, and the spiral seemed to offer some symbolism.

Samsung Galaxy s9, auto, f/1.5, 1/40, ISO 250
MirrorLab: preset penta-spiral
Snapseed: healing tool to remove 2 items

13 comments posted

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
It's an intriguing image, and it makes me want to study more! The spin makes it like a nautilus shell. The final image looks great and I don't have any suggestion for improvement.   Posted: 04/08/2021 15:45:26
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you very much, Kieu-Hanh!   Posted: 04/08/2021 17:49:48

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
I see a mistake I made. I didn't use the Penta-Spiral. I used "Spiral C" under Polar. Sorry about that!   Posted: 04/08/2021 17:55:48

Phillipa Frederiksen   Phillipa Frederiksen
A wonderful and powerful image very successfully edited!
My only suggestion is that you could slightly darken the area on the left and maybe lighten the centre of the small centre of the swirl to accentuate the focus point!   Posted: 04/08/2021 18:01:06
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thanks for those suggestions, Phillipa. I will try both!   Posted: 04/08/2021 18:20:28

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Intriguing image, indeed! And I agree with Phill's suggestion about some edge burning, or a bit of vignetting, to focus attention.

I would also suggest, it would be helpful to see the original of images like this, to see what the filter or effects is accomplishing.   Posted: 04/09/2021 09:57:08
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you, Jack! Sorry-- Here's thumbnail of the orig. I should have included. I could have tried correcting perspectives, but I think it would have taken alot of effort.   Posted: 04/13/2021 16:59:24
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Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Beautiful colors and a great idea to use mirror lab. I always look forward to seeing what you come up with each month..   Posted: 04/16/2021 10:17:26
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thanks, Ruth! I never know what the end results of my fiddling will be!   Posted: 04/21/2021 23:00:37

Marilyn Kinyon   Marilyn Kinyon
I love what you did with this. It looks very fractal.   Posted: 04/18/2021 10:10:04
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you, Marilyn!   Posted: 04/21/2021 23:00:58

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
This is certainly something most people wouldn't have thought of, to combine a church interior with a spiral effect! Very clever and I am impressed with your result. I like the lacy effect made by the cathedral windows. Seeing the original now, I understand why the upper left area and lower right are quite a bit darker than the rest of the spiral: because it was just like that when you shot it. To use an old-timey expression: this is really neat!   Posted: 04/18/2021 12:49:45
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thanks, Pat. Because of the ceiling's design, I had an idea Mirror Lab might hold some neat options. It really can do some amazing things.   Posted: 04/21/2021 23:15:59


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