July 26, 2016

A little more abstract

Now this one should be more than 10% abstract:


... and I hope you didn't immediately recognize it for what it is ;-)
I love the swirling,  bubbling, and chaotic structures in this one. Plus the reduction in color.
Processing was pretty straight forward in Lightroom, the main lever being a completely inverted curve, which produces the effect of a negativ film.

Hope you like it!

July 16, 2016


Defocus is a great way to abstractify images, but if nothing is sharp at all in the image I often find the result not satisfying. That leads to the idea to superimpose or merge a second sharp image of the same scene like I've done here.
Today I tried with different processing of the individual images before merging them in Photoshop and also a different algorithm to calculate the composite. As Photoshop has an overwhelming number of methods it was a bit trial and error, but I like the end-result: