Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Oregon Winter

Winter in Oregon often consists of mists and fogs, eerie scenes in half-light, cold yet with a touch of golden warmth, which is what I attempt to convey here. ©Carol Leigh

Monday, December 29, 2008

Blue Oak

The beauty of going through your collection of photos over and over is that each time you do, you see your work with new eyes. And maybe you've learned some different techniques. So all of a sudden that tree you photographed in the fog in Sacramento ten years ago becomes the perfect thing to combine with the bit of canvas on an old printing press you shot last month. Which is what happened here. It just never ends, does it? ©Carol Leigh

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Two Apart

Trees and benches from Maine, rusty metal from Oregon. ©Carol Leigh

Rusty Pear

A pear, some rust, some fancy script. What more could a girl want? ©Carol Leigh

Coastal Twilight

Toward the entrance of Tillamook Bay are offshore formations called "The Three Graces." They're beautiful and you have to walk across the Coast Highway and some railroad tracks to photograph them. I don't know which "Grace" this is, but I love the twilight look, the almost Asian look, of this photomontage. ©Carol Leigh

Friday, December 26, 2008

Two Boats

My photo of two lonely fishing boats combines with some crumpled paper and the rust from the hull of another boat. I'm loving the new square format! ©Carol Leigh

Lodi Sunrise

I was there before dawn, hoping to photograph sandhill cranes. Alas, very few cranes and very far away. But oh, as the sun began to peek over the horizon and the fog began to lift, this tree lit up. Naturally I've added texture and shadowing to augment the ethereal glow I saw that birdless morning. ©Carol Leigh

Lantern and Window

At Ranchos de Taos, Judy T. and I were walking and talking and shooting and I came back with this image which, naturally, I've transmogrified, adding texture, scrapes, scratches, shadows, and more. It's sort of a new concept, an experiment, involving square format and different subject matter. ©Carol Leigh

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Foulweather Pima Five

A photo I took of a weird piece of metal (with holes in it) combines with the broad arcs in a painting. Since there are five holes in the metal, I looked for a number 5 in my photo archives. Aha! Pima Air Museum in Tucson filled the bill, where I'd shot a huge 5 on the side of a building. I included the 5 (and the roof of the building) in the montage. I then added scratches, nails (five of them), and paint splatters to complete the look. Not yet available for sale. ©Carol Leigh

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Nine

Two different A's from two different trains combine with an out-of-focus painting of trees. Rivets and scratches add to the overall texture. Not yet available for sale. ©Carol Leigh

Friday, December 5, 2008

Wooden Flag

The flag comes from the side of a wall in Maine. The texture from a close-up shot of the back of a chair at an antique store in Seal Rock, Oregon. And the bits of blue are rivets from the bridge over the Alsea Bay in Waldport, Oregon. Is there no end to this madness?! Not yet available for sale. ©Carol Leigh

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

El Nopal #39

Texture on a wall in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico combines with a mangled Loteria card — El Nopal. Not yet available for sale. ©Carol Leigh

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Door 15

This is a an interesting door I found in San Miguel de Allende combined with a spray-painted "15," a faded and peeled political poster, plus various paint splotches and scrapes. Not yet available for sale. ©Carol Leigh