The photo of the girl is taken from an online tutorial which was demonstrating how to extract a figure from a background. The tut didn't work for me but I ad-libbed my way through and eventually produced this image, also learning how to make a halftone pattern, and discovering other interesting effects along the way just by trying things out to see how they look. The circles and lines in the background are actually marks in cement that I photographed somewhere, some time ago.
variation on the theme
Another recent experiment had me riffing on a not-so-hot photo I'd made of a heron with its wings spread. I didn't know quite what effect I was after, but I knew it when I suddenly (after 3 hours or so of tinkering) hit on it.
This is it. Soft, impressionistic, slightly luminous.
At least, I hope that's how it appears.
|online public domain|
Here are the two source photos:
|straight out of camera|