Freddie Kelvin  

On the Bright Side by Freddie Kelvin

July 2024 - On the Bright Side

July 2024 - Freddie Kelvin


About the Image(s)

The "starting point" was a double exposure, both of the exposures were taken with Intentional Camera Movement. I don't know what settings were used for this!
The two exposures are a pond with reeds and a small collection of nearby pondside flowers. I wanted to brighten the resulting image and make it more dramatic.
To do this, I chose a preset "Silhouetted Landscape", decreased the clarity, increased the exposure and added a little vignetting.

I'm not sure if I overcooked the goose in so doing...what do you all think?

6 comments posted

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Well, yes, the goose is overcooked, but could be tasty. I'd keep the tone of the red to the same reflection. The pink is too hot pink.   Posted: 07/06/2024 14:08:26

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Freddie, While this is an abstract taken from nature, it has become a pure abstract because of the ICM, saturation, and browning/darkening of the edges. The edge treatment keeps the viewer involved IN the image, not straying out. It is a nice abstract with various areas of texture and color in an interesting composition leading by asymmetry to the hot pink. Maybe this is MOMA month in Group 79. Karl   Posted: 07/06/2024 16:14:30
Peter Newman   Peter Newman
AFAIK, I am either: not aware of any collaboration, or I never received the memo.   Posted: 07/12/2024 20:33:18

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
Wonderful abstract, the more so because its roots are in nature. I see many creatures most prominent of which is the black figure riding the pink and red smiling creature with a big black eye and long lashes. Cooked gooses often spark creativity. What camera, lens and editing software did you use? Where does the "Silhouetted Landscape" preset come from, or did you generate it?   Posted: 07/11/2024 20:24:07

Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Freddie - Actually, I like both. Each conveys a different abstraction. In the original the red looks like a hippopotamus, and the lower left could be a monkey or a deer. In the processed image the red, orange, and brown look more like a pig, and the lower left could be either vases with willows, or a bull. Just for kicks I changed the aspect ratio to 1:2 and found an electric shark. I don't think that you went overboard with your processing, if you like the image you produced. If you don't like the resulting image, play until your image screams, "STOP!"   Posted: 07/12/2024 21:15:25
Peter Newman   Peter Newman
As an afterthought, Charles Needle has a lot of interesting material on multiple exposure and ICM. Just looking at his work is inspirational.   Posted: 07/12/2024 21:40:52


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