Thursday, December 18, 2008
The journey of my shell image took some surprising turns. I love the way Hilary developed my first work on the image, this was then built on by Ros. After Ros the image became a bit of a mystery until it was brought back to 'shells' by Liz in an extremely ghostly manner. Erica then strengthened the 'shelliness' - lovely image, but it does rather look like a plate of tasty mussels !
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
This time it was Liz's turn to choose an image for our next game. At the beginning of September, Liz selected this photograph and this time there was a little extra challenge - the idea was to try to retain some of the "shelliness" during our transformations.
We are all learning so much about our computer programmes and we really feel we are making rapid progress. So for the last 3 months we have been working on "Shells". As each of us assembles a page of our own "shells" picture as it was worked on in turn by all of us, it will appear here on the blog
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Monday, October 06, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Rather like announcing your safe arrival on holiday with a postcard home ,this is my safe arrival postcard to fellow members that I have arrived safely back on the DOT scene after an absence of over 3 years due to mental illness of which I am recovering (hopefully).
Slower than I used to be but twice as keen.I am not ashamed of having a mental illness and it is true there is always a way back through the maze
I will now start posting my new work from Consequences to the block .
Friday, May 02, 2008
Here is the story of Cactus ET as it travelled around the group.
It is interesting to see fairly constant colours almost throughout and the different ways we found to distort the images.
From the original cactus photograph, I copied it, applied a gradient map and blended the 2 layers using difference mode. I replaced all the blue tones with green and cropped a square from the part of the image I felt worked best.
If anyone else would like to share how they made the transformations, just send it in a comment.
It began as a cactus, moved through pop art to misty planets, dancing eggs or a string of beads, into a very surreal jelly mould and back to cactus colours and a neat, symetrical pattern, then reverted to the blues and purples and began to twirl. I wonder if we will be able to detect individual styles by the end of this exercise?
Everyone had kept some sort of record of what they did and we followed one image around the group as it was transformed again and again. Whenever an image got to Erica it seemed to turn green! Chrissie was excellent at creating unusual shapes, Pat was in to pattern and Ros was keen to try out something new each time.
By listening and trying out peoples transformations on Ericas computer we all learnt things we did not know before. In fact I think we all had information overload as well!
Hopefully we will all post an image of the stages that transformed each one of our starting images into the end images that we received as they finished going around the group. Mine is still travelling at this point, but I hope to have the finished one back soon.
I am looking forward to the next one, Hilary has kindly supplied us all with another image to work on.
Thanks Erica for being our host this time, and thank you too for your origami skills!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
This a one of my photos taken down an iridescent foil/film tube.
The foil or film as it is called was rolled up and stored inside a cardboard tube. I was simply carrying the tube through the house and happened to glance down at the tube. I noticed the ever changing colours - depending on what was visible through the tube at the far end and how much light was entering the tube. It was a sunny day, so I pointed it at a cushion sitting in a sunny spot (if you click on the photo, you get a much larger picture and if you zoom in, you can see the cushion!) . Then I wondered if it would work if I took a photo down the tube - this was the result.
I actually took loads of photos, some with an open end and some with a clothes peg holding the tube closed - all good. I bought the film from Paperchase where it was sold as wrapping paper, but I know you can buy it from lots of craft places to do all sorts of interesting things to it.
I have posted this photo using the "Blog This" button in Picasa. That was very easy to do.