Brian Swinyard, PPSA  


Motorway Magic by Brian Swinyard, PPSA

November 2021 - Motorway Magic

About the Image(s)

I cannot remember the original image for my submission this month but I suspect it started life as either a picture of some grasses in our garden or a steam locomotive! Not much of a difference! In Photoshop, I played around with Polar Coordinates, Spherize, Selections, Oil Paint Filter and Radial Zoom. It is very much in the genre of a Rorschach Ink Blot test; you make of it what you will …


10 comments posted




Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Brian, thank you for sharing this intriguing image. I agree that we see many different objects, and the Roscharc principle applies. For some reason I see a color dissonance between the bronze tonality in the center, and the surrounding area. But that may be just me, or that I'm using a new notebook that has not been color corrected.   Posted: 11/17/2021 20:34:15
Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Peter, Thank you for your kind words which are much appreciated. I quite like the bronze colours in the central part of the picture and the way they contrast with the surrounding black and white mid-tones. It seems strange this month only having one image uploaded, the more so as I am not normally ahead of the game and usually have to be prompted to upload my image.   Posted: 11/18/2021 04:28:37
Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Brian, I would be the last person to argue that artist's choice should not prevail. However, in my mind there is a difference between artist's choice and preference of viewers. e.g. I do not like the work of the Baroque school. For clarity I attached a very rough copy of what I meant.
When I tardily submitted my image, I was informed that no images were being submitted this month.   Posted: 11/18/2021 17:17:46
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Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Peter, I agree with you that there is (and indeed should be) a difference between artist choice and viewer preference. I like your version, in particular the colourised skull cap and necklace. I suspect that Joan made the decision to have a holiday this month due to the paucity of images submitted.   Posted: 11/20/2021 11:19:28



Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Peter, For your interest, I was toying with submitting either of the following images.   Posted: 11/20/2021 11:23:25
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Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Brian, I prefer this image. Even though the image has multiple complex elements, these elements appear to be unified and flow into each other creating a simple image, that's pleasant to look at.   Posted: 11/20/2021 12:59:14



Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
  Posted: 11/20/2021 11:23:46
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Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Peter, Looking at this image, I am reminded of an X-Ray of the pelvis.   Posted: 11/20/2021 11:26:53
Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Brian, I hope that pelvis doesn't belong to anyone here, or anyone I know.   Posted: 11/20/2021 13:02:55
Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Peter, The patient who's X-Ray this was would definitely have problems walking and would probably feature as something unique in medical journals.   Posted: 11/21/2021 03:22:03



 

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