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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

the bizarreness of dreams

When I was visiting my parents earlier this month my Dad showed me this image that he created as a student

dad-texture

He merged two photos in the darkroom, much like I do on the computer now – a reminder that playing with photos is not new.

I used the same idea of silhouette and textural image for Kim’s Tuesday Texture prompt this week – dream. For me dreams are usually a confusing merging of random elements.

dream-texture

I merged a photo of a flower bed with a photo of my shadow leaning of the rails of a bridge.

Then I added two layers of Kim’s scratched magic texture on hard burn to give the crumpled paper look.

I’m sure the interpretations will be very varied this week – check them out here.

16 comments:

Lizzie said...

Cool! That photo your dad made is very sci-fi scarey... but fab! Your version is kind-of weird, but also fab!
I think it's time I left....

Alison said...

Your dad's looks as though it could be a scene from Star Wars! Love the scratched effect on yours!
Alison xx

Nadege, said...

I love the resulting composite of the two images. Colorful dream.

Pat said...

Great technique - you learned a lot from your father!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wow. Fabulous technique. V

Bonnie said...

Very creative!

Kathleen said...

Very interesting effect.... hmmm, I'll have to try that! Great photos!

Sian said...

It's always so interesting to see interests being passed down the generations

Elizabeth said...

Love the work your dad did. Does he still do photography? Maybe could introduce him to PSE!

Barb said...

Lovely - very creative!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh, this is so cool, Helena! Your photo with the flowers is stunning. And your dad's photo is really interesting and almost eery. I love both of them!

Marilyn said...

Very cool. I like the crumpled look.

Dyche Designs said...

How neat to see your dad's work. Love your take on this weeks prompt, nicely done.

alexa said...

Brilliant photos. both of them. I love this kind of strange other-worldly feeling ...

david said...

I originally called that photo 'pipe dream'

see you there! said...

Your Dad's photo has a haunting quality. It is interesting how digital photography has changed the medium isn't it?

Darla