Karl Leck  


Fully Engaged by Karl Leck

January 2022 - Fully Engaged

January 2022 - Karl Leck

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About the Image(s)

Since I first saw intertwined colored pencils in the early days of Photoshop, I have wanted to try one of these optical illusion style images. This imagery consists of two fork images on separate layers placed at right angles. Layer masks were carefully made to alternately reveal parts of the layer below. Both images were shot with the forks on a textured black foam pad which can be visually interpreted as dirt/sand. The monochrome forks were shot using an LED strip light. The color forks were shot using a Lume Cube LED spot light with color gel and provided the basis for my New Year card to photography friends. I like the visual effect which is a little disorienting and prompts the question "How did you bend the forks so neatly?" No forks were injured in the making of these photographs!


8 comments posted




Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Hi Karl, what a great card! Usually I like textures and monochrome, but I really like the color version of this better than the monochrome. The color adds pizazz. What do I mean by pizazz? Impact. What a great symbol of intersection, relationship. I guess I'd hope that the relationships had color more than just black and white. OK, maybe I can't explain it. Excellent work on masking and layering. The bottom of the tine on the left fork is dark, and looks strange. It needs "polishing"! Have you seen the jewelry made from silver forks and spoons?? Google it!   Posted: 01/06/2022 23:51:33



Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Lauren, The dark area bothered me, too. I may try to 'polish' it. The monochrome version is dark, and heavy tarnish helps the impression of sinister reality and age. The monochrome forks are emerging from the black sand while the color ones simply come in from the sides of the picture. Karl   Posted: 01/07/2022 10:41:47



Lynne Hollingsworth   Lynne Hollingsworth
Hi Karl. The forks do look like they're emerging from the dark sand and I agree they project a sinister look. I don't mind the darkness in the bottom tines because in my opinion, it makes clear the story of them coming up from the sand. Have you tried a more silver tone to the image?   Posted: 01/09/2022 07:12:05



Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
First impression: "the woods are lovely, dark and deep--"

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry (he) could not travel both"

Karl intertwined that forked road, and taking the now merged path drew color.

Wonderful images technically masterful, rich in interpretation.
GREAT New Year card!   Posted: 01/10/2022 13:06:50



Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
What a great New Year card!! Very ingenious (all these technical
machinations are far beyond my capability, BTW).
Like Lynne, I wonder if the image would be even more effective in silver?   Posted: 01/17/2022 20:14:07



Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
What a great New Year card!! Very ingenious (all these technical
machinations are far beyond my capability, BTW).
Like Lynne, I wonder if the image would be even more effective in silver?   Posted: 01/17/2022 20:14:09



Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
What a great New Year card!! Very ingenious (all these technical
machinations are far beyond my capability, BTW).
Like Lynne, I wonder if the image would be even more effective in silver?   Posted: 01/17/2022 20:14:16



Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
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