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(no subject) [Dec. 22nd, 2015|07:48 am]
E.G.
Yesterday i experimented with surface design. I photographed a
collection of redwood ... needles? -- and cones and then started
abstracting them from the image. I'd shot on some fleece that is close
to "key" green but that wasn't much help (except it was very different
than any of the colors i was trying to keep).

I have so many more needle and cones to cut out, and it takes quite a
while. I don't know if it's better to take what i have and go experiment
with doing the surface design... and i don't know why i am experimenting
with surface design any how other than general fascinating with the
challenge of creating seamless repeats. I suppose i am interested in the
sense that i am interested in finding some outlet for my botanical
photographs that isn't just prints.

Yesterday also laundry and buttermints for Yuletide gifts. Back to work
today.


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[User Picture]From: amaebi
2015-12-23 03:12 am (UTC)

Wow, LJ wants to put odd titles on these

I like your work!

Edited at 2015-12-23 03:13 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-12-23 04:15 am (UTC)

Re: Wow, LJ wants to put odd titles on these

Thanks, although most of the complement should go to the redwoods. 8)
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[User Picture]From: amaebi
2015-12-23 10:32 am (UTC)

Re: Wow, LJ wants to put odd titles on these

They are beautiful redwoods. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2015-12-23 03:46 am (UTC)
Not that this is at all a reasonable thing to consider, but a nice guy called Charles Munroe found that if he poured melted plastic explosive over natural shapes, then exploded it, it would cut the image of the shape into a chunk of metal held against the face. Apparently he did this with leaves on occasion.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-12-23 03:59 am (UTC)
This sounds like a technique Christine almost learned which was making maps by using gunpowder. (She bailed on the workshop to do other things - she's not as much of a fire bug as i am.)

A friend was talking about photographing literally exploding flowers....
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2015-12-23 04:22 am (UTC)
Both of those sound like great projects. I'd be willing to contribute hardware for doing audio triggering of cameras for the latter.
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2015-12-23 04:21 am (UTC)
Man, as hackaday-addicted as I am, dunno how I missed that.
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