Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Creative Photography: Creative, Stupid or a Little of Each

Creative Photography

I haven't entered Creative Photography for a while and it seems like the system has changed a bit so I hope I'm doing the right thing here...

I don't know how creative this picture is. Last week I got the bright idea on a particularly shiny Fall day to take pictures of the sun. Lucky for me (I'm told by wiser heads) I didn't ruin my camera... probably because all my pictures are taken through glass and in this case double-paned glass with some kind of thermal gas in the middle. Anyway, I took a bunch of pictures just because it seemed like fun. This is my favorite. I'll share a couple of the others below too. I know, one man/woman's hideous mis-fire is another's "that's kind of cool."


You can see here how dirty my windows are. Sigh. I'll have to see if my friends will clean them off for me again.



And then, just because I love to play with paint shop, it occurred to me that it would be amusing to try "solarizing" the sun. That's the bottom left. Top right is "colored foil," and bottom right is "enameled." Top left is the original. If you click on it you can enlarge this silliness and see it bigger. Some days I'm just crazier than others. Thanks for visiting. I'll slink off now and hope I haven't embarrassed myself too much.

11 comments:

Carletta said...

Careful with the camera - but they did make for some interesting shots.
The collage is abstract fun!

Karin said...

I like the first one, it really is very cool!

Akelamalu said...

Oooops you were lucky there! Great shots though.

Roger said...

Oh those are great love the reflection shots Raven! And I am glad you had fun shooting those photos that's what Creative Photography really strives for is the "FUN"!

Lara said...

this is an interesting collage!

Bob Johnson said...

Cool shots, love pics of the Sun.

Kimmie said...

Oh Raven! These are indeed FUN! I love the collage, the foil section looks almost like woodgrain in the biggie size. I also saw a spot that looked like a fingerprint. Very nicely done!

Good Luck!
Hugs,
Kimmie

Sanni @ Life... said...

I absolutely love the first pic and the collage. Glad your cam is okay. :-)

Good luck!

Patti said...

I love the photos of Mr. Sun, and the collage is cool..

Like Roger said, the contest is for fun. That's how I view it. I like to see what everyone has to share.

good luck!

gmacomics said...

uh oh. the lens. hehe.
great conversions there.

Dianne said...

I love the collage!!

This is one more of your best, you have an incredible knack for collage work.