This “post a #3 picture every day in March” exercise has proven challenging, which is good. I’ve been looking at images I created years ago, seeing them in a slightly different way, and have been encouraged to make a few changes.
Here’s an example.
I originally created the second image in 2009. At the time, I liked the sort of dark, understated look. Today, I think it’s kind of dull. So I altered it using some Topaz effects, which you see in the first picture.
To show you what the photomontage is made of, I also include here a picture of the original “3,” which was on the side of a fishing boat in Oregon. To that image, I added a picture of some painted brush strokes and dots I’d made in the studio, a scribble of sorts that I thought I could use in a montage some day. That’s it.
I find the brighter “3” photomontage more appealing than the original. Am I in love with it? Shall I offer it for sale on Fine Art America? Nah. I think it’s kind of interesting, and it works well for this “3” project, but as a standalone image? I don’t think so. Today.
I hope you’re finding my “3” postings interesting. I’m trying to give you a peek into my thought processes, my technical processes, rather than just grabbing a “3” from my files and moving on.
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