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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Sunday Scribblings Photo


This photo is one of my favorites because I know where it came from, what happened afterward and it still shakes my mind. New technology gives rise to the idea that one can't believe his own eyes. Photo editing software can create whatever the mind can dream.

For example, the upper picture is the initial cropped portion from an original scene. The lower one is the desired portion of the first selection which was then placed on a fractal using the color selection tool to match the fractal color to the boy's shirt.




bliss full
soft as a secret
kitty hug



Not to pretend I'm speedy, this took some great time and many errors but it was well worth it. The fully edited photo was published in I Love Cats Magazine.

Actually, it was one of my first digital photos and one of my first fractals. Sometimes, I think I'm too easily pleased.


South of Winter, Poetry, a new chapbook, is available at Lulu Publishing





28 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Too easily pleased? Certainly not. It's excellent.

Jo said...

Wow, it's beautiful, the colours astonishingly fine. And he's so cute.

Tammy said...

Photo editing is grand! Cute shot turned to art, me, I use it for wrinkles and pimples. ;)

Beth - Total Mom Haircut said...

It really is a gorgeous, precious photo. Well worth the work, I imagine.

keith hillman said...

Wow! That's just great.

Jon said...

An excellent photo. It was worth spending time to get the image you desired. It captures the scene perfectly.

Granny Smith said...

Don't you love computers? I know I do, especially when computer magic can make an excellent picture into an even better one, as you vividly illustrate here. And I like the verse too.

Devil Mood said...

No, you're not easily pleased. That's great work, a lovely fluffy haiku and I want to cuddle those two! :)

WriterKat said...

That is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your art process. It's nice to know the story behind the story. What a precious picture.

paisley said...

your talents are limitless.. this was wonderful

Lucy said...

this is simply adorable. You are a talented poet AND photographer? You're amazing Sue!

Remiman said...

Sue,
I had to come here first to see what the artist in you had brought forth for our visual enjoyment. You didn't disappoint. the art of the artist is seeing the picture within the larger image, and you do it so well!
rel

MamaGeek said...

Oh that shot just makes me smile and warms my heart. I love it!

Patois said...

Too easy to please, my ass! (I hope I can say that and not be banned from here.) And the poem is fabulous.

forgetfulone said...

Wow! I am so behind in the photo editing department. That was a great shot. And I love kittens, too.

texasblu said...

Oh that's fabulous! I can't do that - I'm horrible with photos/ Just look at my scrapbooks! sigh... :)

Betty C. said...

Photography is a whole new world now that it's digital, isn't it? I didn't enjoy it before -- too expensive, too much risk, too much disappointment when photos didn't "come out." The cropped photo with the blue background is darling.

Felicity said...

Wow
You've frozen a perfect moment in time. :)

Medhini said...

It was a lovely photograph. Well done.

Hey Teach! said...

Oh I love it! You should be pleased with yourself! It speaks volumes.

Linda Jacobs said...

I love how you truned a photo int0 magic!

And your little haiku fits it perfectly!

amy said...

I look forward to what you will come up with every week! Unpredictable, as usual - this time very tender and sweet. And I so appreciate your kind comments.

smtwngrl said...

Awesome editing! Thanks for stopping by!

Karen said...

Wow--this is beautiful--the subject and the final result!

rebecca said...

oh, this was precious...and you captured that moment in all its innocent perfection.

Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife said...

Adorable photo; great haiku!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I totally don't get the fractal stuff you're talking about, but the picture's fantastic and the haiku is heartwarming. What more do you need?

Leonard Blumfeld said...

Lovely picture.

Thanks for sharing this digital editing story.

And congratulations on your new book out!