Thursday, July 26, 2007

Getting to the outter edges of the craft

After working with a black and white background as a way of making the foreground more visible I thought I'd better try my hand at all color images to see how that might work.

Here's a first attempt. I like the process and level of control I have over the final image. So... it's coming down to being a matter of mere "vision" on my part as to what gets created.

Monday, July 23, 2007

And now... for something completely different...

I find that I'm really enjoying exploring all kinds of photo creation and photo manipulation. In the following image, it started out with what I felt was a very distracting background of multiple jewel tone colors. Using the Gimp and Layers, I made a Palladium toned B&W layer and erased anything that represented color that would show through from a lower layer in the image stack.

I like this technique and will be experimenting with various images and styles and tone combinations to see where this might lead.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Notan - Real Master Artist Light

Here is a concise definition of Notan. This is the light that William Mortensen felt was long lasting, classic, serene, and the very best for use with "art" pictorial images.

Chiaroscuro - Light by the Masters

Here's a concise definition of Chiaroscuro. It is this light that William Mortensen felt was overdone by artists in the West.