December 20, 2015

Glowing Wood

Finally! Today I took two shots specifically for abstractification - and merged them into one.
I'm not very deep into Photoshop layers but always wanted to create something from different shots. In this case one shot is sharp and the other was defocused. After fiddling a bit around with the transparency and the different ways to merge layers in Photoshop I got a result that was close to what I imagined:


Hope you like it (should be viewed larger: just click on the image)!

December 10, 2015

Swarm of Lights

When visiting Vienna I did a lot of night-shots. The colors and the contrast at night are pretty fascinating and many buildings are illuminated in interesting ways. It was then when I shot my only "abstract" - and that was unintentionally: I just dropped the camera from my eye although the 1/8 sec of exposure was still running! Thought it made a nice effect with the Opera as a backdrop for the "swarming" street-lights. Swarm_of_Lights_89027