“No one can lay a hand on our dreams.”
Texture Tuesday Theme: Dream
My daily photo walk. Last night’s rain puddling on the asphalt, black as night. The reflection of the morning sun, sliced through by the ghostly vapor of a jet trail. An image taken.
A view into another world – the world of imagination, of dreams, of creativity, of longing. Looking deep, into all that is not apparent, but only sensed, on the edge of my vision.
A seemingly mundane occurrence, these puddle reflections. Yet, each time I bring the camera to my eye, the transformation occurs; of the ordinary into something else. A piece of me, of my vision, of my sense of the beautiful. An expression of my creative dreams.
Perhaps not much in terms of a technically perfect capture.
But who knew that an entire galaxy could be contained within a puddle on asphalt?
How big are your dreams?
Added the NASA space photo, set to Overlay blend mode
Added the LifesGood texture, set to Soft Light blend mode, opacity at 50%
Added another texture layer, set to Darker Color blend mode which added texture to the sun highlights
Using a clipping mask to limit the effect of this adjustment to only the layer below, modified the hue to a pink tone, adding color to the sun highlights
Increased overall contrast with a Levels adjustment
Note: The galaxy image was obtained from the NASA Image of the Day Gallery; a great resource for images of outer space.