Breaking through to another place.

Another day. Another experiment.

I wrote yesterday that I discovered a number of images that would work well with some of the background pictures that I’ve been making.

This is one of them.

In the picture’s metadata I added Mardi Gras Indian. That’s so people might find the image on a Google search. He is really a member of Skull and Bones. Another culture-based krewe. No worries. I added Skull and Bones too.

I’ve been learning a lot about how to make what amounts to a new kind of portraiture for me. A lot of it has to do with colors. Either both pictures — or all three, as in this case — have to have complimentary colors. Or, they have to be totally contrasting. Anything in the middle gets muddy and usually doesn’t work. At least not to my eye.

Me? I like this picture. It’s all about nature. Preserving it. Protecting it. Becoming one with it. I guess I see my new portraiture in two ways. The images are portraits. They are also illustrations. They also accomplish one more thing. They are more closely aligned with how I see color. Bright. energetic. Powerful.

If you try this at home, don’t follow exactly what I do. Yeah, sure. Use the techniques I’ve been discussing. But find your own way. Make your picture. If any of you try this, I’d love to see your work. I am always amazed at how many ways there are to do a thing.

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6 Replies to “Into the Green”

    1. First download some apps that will help do the word. I use Snapseed on my smart phone to start. Then you need a fairly good collection of pictures from which to select. Mix and match them until you have something you like. That takes some time. Then experiment with other settings until you come up with something that works.

      I suppose, at the end of the day, you have to like post production and enjoy spending time with it. You also have to like taking pictures to the point where you shoot a little every day. It doesn’t have to be a big process. A lot of my pictures are made on dog walks.

      Hope some of the halps. If not, ask away. 🙂

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