This week I have got in early with my processing and my image for the One Four Challenge for December Week 3. I had some ideas that I wanted to try out, so I got onto to it all early this week.
One Four Challenge for December Week 3
Again, I am attempting to do something with this image that I haven’t done before. The Australian summer is very harsh, and I want to show that in these images. Usually here it is a waste of time taking photos in summer, the light is to strong, the shadows too strong, there is nothing soft about it at all. Through these images I want to try and use that harshness to do something, not sure what, but I am hoping to experiment a lot more over the Australian summer.
Last week I tried to show the heat, and this week I wanted to show heat again, but the wind as well, though a lot more pronounced.
When I was a teenager growing up near the Mallee we used to get the most incredible dust storms. I can remember the shout would go out, get the washing off the line and close all the windows and doors. Then we would stay inside until it went past us. The dust was like a thick brown fog, and it would be windy, so things would be flying around with it. It was suffocating and you couldn’t go out in it.
They don’t happen so much now, farmers work their fields much differently now so they don’t lose their top soil. I don’t know that I miss them, but I love how they looked and I thought for the One Four Challenge I would try to make the tree look like it was in the middle of a dust storm.
So to do this image, I changed the colours and added textures. It was interesting and it was processing that I have never done before, well not quite like this. It was fun experimenting, trying things, deleting things, just seeing what I ended up with. I have to say I really like where this ended up. There are still things to sort out, but it is a great beginning and I’m looking forward to trying this out more with other images and other scenes.
I will put this image into a gallery again, with the other and the original. This is my image for the One Four Challenge for December Week 3, but there will be others over the next week, you can check out Robyn’s blog Captivate me, One Four Challenge – Dec wk 3, and also if you use the reader you can use the tag One Four Challenge to find others.
I just need to remind people that you can comment on this post, and while it doesn’t look like anything happens when you do, it does. I get all the comments, though it can take me some time to approve and respond to them yet. I don’t know why this blog is so weird to leave comments on. I will have to get onto the developers and see what they can work out.