Saturday, January 08, 2011

"Wind Blown" ... Me and Photography

ME ... An ART render ... "self-portrait" ... A cowgirl at heart?

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I don't know what it is, but I have a hard time taking a "standard photograph" ... There is just so much more there to see to my way of thinking.  I love to take "less than perfect" shots and  then try to find the beauty ... the magic ... in them ... To shoot from an angle that no one would expect ... To take a shot when the wind is blowing and I can't still the object of my focus with the camera.  I don't know maybe it's just my inexperience: I'm still learning, but I go with it. And you know, wind blowing an object can be very beautiful, unexpected.  I love the unexpected as you well know ... the magical and mysterious.

Well with that in mind ... Here is a shot that I worked on playing with (in the software) tonight.  These were multi-colored tullips, in a neighborhood flower bed, that I shot while during a walk on a very windy day.

This is the finished product.  Below it  is what I started with ... well, minus the brown patches throughout the lawn ; )

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"Wind Blown" ... Dedicated to my friend, Dave, whose mother passed away on January 3, 2011.

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(All of My Photographs are available to license via my Flickr website:  isas_fallingstar )  

If I had my mp3 sites up to date: I'd post the song "The Southern Cross", By Crosby Still and Nash.

Why? ... It seems to fit and it just happens to be playing on my playlist as I make this entry.

Go find some magic for yourself ...



Okay ... updated one of my sites ... so here's the song ...
Song: "Southern Cross", By Crosby Stills and Nash

... And just in case you were wondering ... What is the Southern Cross? ... Here you go Windows to the Universe  and here is some additional interesting historical info wikipedia-Crux.


  1. I love the effect you've used on "Wind Blown", very vibrant as well.

  2. Thank you for your comment, Wayne. I appreciate your stopping by and taking the time to write. Will check out your photos as well. PJP ~M

  3. Wow! flowers with vivid color. Is it not being modified? because I'm so confused. Anyway, I would like to say Congratulations to a job well done.!
    I appreciate it.
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    1. Hi Christine,

      Busy, busy here : ) The top photo has been "painted", meaning that I enhanced the image ... changing shading and color, etc. in some parts of the image to create an artistic render of the original photograph. The bottom image is straight off of the camera as shot. A fierce wind was blowing this day, so I tried to use the wind to create an surreal ... other worldly ... sort of image. I like to photograph the extra-ordinary and unexpected. Hope this explanation helps. So glad you like and thank you for taking the time to comment. I truly appreciate your doing so!!


Thanks for taking a moment to share your thoughts. I'll read them and post them soon! God Bless! M