Friday, January 19

Marsh#9 And A Half

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Last Wednesday's post (January 17th-"DarkMarsh") was about a marsh boat at dawn. As I prepared that image for posting, an entirely different idea occurred to me. Here it is. Same boat, same camera click, different emotion.
That's what we do isn't it? We hold wildly different emotions and ideas simultaneously. As we skitter back and fro among them, we seem to feel firm only in the last one we examined. And we're firm until we examine them again. I have no idea whether my Wednesday idea about this moment I've posted here on Friday was better. I know it was more correct, Wednesday. Today, I'm going with the ramped up saturations of this feeling. Wonder what tomorrow will bring?
It's that wonder that keeps us agile, don't you think? Of course, if you didn't think, you'd not be coming back to this website. So, do all of us a favor (according to Google Analytics there are a bunch of you who come here every day)... Do us all a favor and think at me.
A thought is one of the few things you can give away and have more remaining.


Anonymous said...

Hi, I really enjoy your creativity and way you do manipulate the photos.
I have one question: what programme do you use fro framing the pictures.
Maybe you could give a short answer on this post!


An admirer from Austria

Ted said...

Thank you, I appreciate your compliments. I frame my work, as I do much of the rest of my post processing (pp) in Photoshop. It's VERY simple. When I have a final image,
(1) Using the Edit>stroke command on a new layer above the image, I apply an outter stroke to the image. Then
(2) I duplicate the finished image onto a lower layer and apply a sufficient amount of Gaussian Blur (Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur) to it so that it glows out around the edges of the stroke.

It takes but a moment to do, and the results are I think, elegantly simple providing not just the glow, but also a subtle drop shadow effect that lets the image gently pop. Plus it intimates that there is a universe beyond the image's borders.

I've done it for years for web postings and think of it as sort of a signature for my electronic work.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for the information.
Looking forward to more of your works!

The Austrian