On Being Different
“Please yourself, not others…
It must first work for you
if it is ever to be useful to others.
Many of you have commented on this new direction – on how different this work is from my usual fare. Let me start off by saying how much I appreciate your kind words. That you take the time, not only to view my work but to express your opinion, is so very gratifying.
To me, though, these pieces feel like a natural progression, the next step. Not so much different as evolving.
But next step or not, it is scary to put something out there that flies in the face of expectations – whether your own or of others. Each time I post, I hesitate and second-guess and question. What if no one understands? What if they don’t like it? Should I just return to what I know best?
I don’t have any answers and I’m not sure where this exploration is taking me. But, for now, I’m following where it may lead.
- Mask the window, separating it from its background. Pull in the masked image to the background. Apply the mask. Transform and position the window.
- Select the wildflowers along the front of the window, refining the selection with the “Refine Edge” feature. Create a mask for the window layer from the selection, fine-tuning as needed by painting on the mask.
- To add a hazy glow, process the Orton Effect action on the combined image. Reduce the opacity of this group to 70%
- Add the Storm Texture, blend mode = Hard Light
Below are the original images used to create this composite:
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen