Hey gang! It's Phun Phriday! again. It's time to step outside the box and have some Phun with your Photography.
Recently I purchased a book entitled Photo Impressionism And The Subjective Image by Freeman Patterson and Andre Gallant. Kind of a long title and then as a subtitle it says "An imagination workshop for photographers". It's only about 160 pages and it is very well illustrated with lots of examples. I'm only on about page 28 - If you don't count the photos I've looked at - and it truly is an imagination workshop. Today's Phun Phriday! photo was taken in Yellowstone Park this past Tuesday, based on some ideas presented on pages 26-28. The authors used slide film so I took the ideas and converted it over to digital using PhotoShop to blend two very overexposed photos of the exact same thing together. What gives it the look is one of the images is sharp focus and the other is totally out of focus. Since I was using Photoshop to blend I brought the overexposure way back down and layered the sharp image over the out-of-focus image and reduced it to 30% opacity.
I always love to hear from you, but in this case especially since it is so different from what we normally think of when we think of taking photographs. Do you like this kind of thing. Does it make you want to try it? I'd love to hear your honest thoughts.
Have you done something interesting or new and pushed the edge or stepped out of your own box. If so, leave a link to it with your comment so we can all enjoy it.