Belinda Hudnall Keller  

Blue by Belinda Hudnall Keller

November 2021 - Blue

November 2021 - Belinda Hudnall Keller


About the Image(s)

This was part of a 2020 group project with the goal of photographing something "blue" every day (sorry for initials/date). I had taken alot of shots of old glass tiles above a storefront in evening so there was a faint blue reflection. I liked the contrasts of the brick and old glass, and angles, but wasn't sure how I would use it. I decided on an abstract so I saturated the blues and used the fisheye tool in MirrorLab and adjusted until it was satisfactory.

Samsung Galaxy s9, auto, f2.4, 1/272s, ISO 50, auto WB
Snapseed: Drama1 tool, adjustments to increase saturation
Mirror Lab: Fisheye mirroring tool, adjusted

This round’s discussion is now closed!
12 comments posted

Tony Au Yeong   Tony Au Yeong
This is a very compelling image and you have successfully turned an ordinary shot into a fabolous one. I like the brick wall being transformed into the sharp of a heart. On first glance without seeing the original, I thought it was a beatiful architectural image.   Posted: 11/08/2021 01:48:28
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you so much, Tony!   Posted: 11/14/2021 21:17:06

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Your fisheye tool does some amazing things to the original. It took me quite a while to work out what is happening here. However the final result is really very artistic and abstract. It really emphasizes the artist inside of you!   Posted: 11/11/2021 13:03:30
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you, Mervyn. I feel success in that it took you awhile to figure out!   Posted: 11/14/2021 21:25:33

Andy Patterson
That is really great manipulation! I could recognize the elements but couldn't figure out what it would have been from, until of course I looked at the original. Love the blue color, as well as the bricks retaining their color but staying a bit muted.   Posted: 11/11/2021 15:58:09
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you, Andy-- As I said to Mervyn, I feel success in that it took people some time to figure out!   Posted: 11/14/2021 21:30:38

Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
It's a beautiful image, although it has little to do with the original. I have nothing to say to improve the final image, which is very striking in its geometry and the use of color. My comment is more philosophical: I know that you like extreme alterations, but I still prefer photos that more or less reflect reality.   Posted: 11/12/2021 18:12:30
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you, Jose. Yes, intentionally altered. The original was taken for architectural details I intended for creative use. I don't expect my "extreme alterations" to be accepted by all. Art is in everything, and we all have preferences. My eye condition no longer allows me to use my regular camera, so I use the phone camera. The apps offer a world of possibilities to me. I checked to make sure I'm staying within the group guidelines with my posts because your comments caused me to wonder if I somehow might be outside the rules. I'm not.
I believe it's entirely possible to see the same things all the time, ignore them and never really notice them-- as this building I see every day. At the same time it's possible to marvel at details of those things, precisely because they are different and missed by most. We make choices about what to present and how. We isolate what we think is interesting and hopefully arrange things to make them noticeable. Regardless of cameras used, even award-winning images are often manipulated via high-end editing software-- which I've never used (not even PS).
  Posted: 11/15/2021 09:08:18

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
Fantastic results! The pattern and depth created by the app really created an eye catching image. We all try to be photo artists by our work, and you certainly achieved that.   Posted: 11/15/2021 09:18:46
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thanks you, Bob!   Posted: 11/15/2021 09:39:15

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
(Group 30)
Belinda, I am just visiting your group and had to comment on your stunning image! I enjoy trying this sort of thing with some of my images as well, but yours is by far the best I have seen! Thanks for sharing it!
  Posted: 11/24/2021 15:11:14
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
That's very kind of you to say, Dorinda. Thank you for looking, and have a nice Thanksgiving!   Posted: 11/24/2021 21:38:42