Hanging by a Thread
The destruction continues – pieces of concrete and brick, lit by the morning sun, hang by mere threads, dangling like beads on a necklace. Even at the end moment, they stubbornly persist.
Much like the negative story that I continue to tell myself – the one where my images don’t connect emotionally; that they are too abstract; too geometric; too cold. And that story continues to hang on, bound by the strongest cord, even when presented with evidence to the contrary.
Two weeks ago, I wrote a post called “Dreams of Destruction” where I featured another demolition image. And, to my amazement, that photograph touched an emotional chord with so many. Who would have thought that a photograph of a building’s dismantling would connect in such a deeply personal way?
I need to let them go – those thoughts, that particular negative story. Cut the cord, snap the thread. To stop being weighed down by the battered pieces of an old narrative. It’s time to build anew.
Trusting that you will see something that touches your heart in my photographs.
And trusting my heart to be revealed.
Texture Tuesday Processing
- Process midtone contrast action using the High Pass filter to bring out the texture and details
- Reduce saturation of the sky, to eliminate the yellowish cast, using a masked Hue/Saturation adjustment
- Add the Confidence texture, blend mode = Overlay
- Add the Golden texture, blend mode = Darken
The Photoshop layers palette and the original image are below:
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen
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