POTD: The Process #3

POTD: The Process #3The Process #3 Bozeman, Montana 2013

The third and last, for now anyway, of the over-spray on cardboard images. I have to wonder if it would look better without that dominant vertical strip (actually a fold in the cardboard). Well, I don’t have to just wonder, I could just “fix” it in Photoshop and see. I tried, but it turned out to be a harder task than I anticipated due to the difference in shading on either side of the fold. I did get close enough to getting the patch correct that I’m pretty sure I like it this way better, so I stopped trying to perfect it.  ]]>

4 thoughts on “POTD: The Process #3”

  1. I really like these cardboard overspray abstracts. I was just going to comment that I did not like the “dent” in #2 when I read Betty’s comment and followed the link to the retouched version…much better! These are reminiscent of the Mondrain theme but more subtle. I’m always drawn to light & shadow and these are a gentle version of that. They’re like Rothkos in shades of gray. In #3 the lines of corragation add a subtle counter-texture to the whole image. I hope you make more of these, both the boards themselves and then photos of them. Bon voyage!

    1. Thanks Kathy. I had thought of the mixture of Mondrian and monochrome Rothko as well. These shots came about after I realized how much I was drawn to them every time I drove my car into the garage. Today I happened to notice a potentially interesting arrangement of thumbtacks on one of the pieces of cardboard. Might be a new subject there, but I imagine I’m going to be busy with Paris shots for quite a while now. Can’t wait to dig into that!

  2. I like this one, too. I am wondering if they look better on your POTD than they would as a photo hanging on a wall. Have you printed any of the cardboard photos?

    1. I haven’t printed any yet Carol, but I’m thinking they’d look pretty good–probably even better than just matting and framing the cardboard itself!

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