I’ve always enjoyed taking a standard photo and attempting something ‘new’. Lately, I’ve been doing more of this type of work simply because of the ‘pleasure factor’.
‘Lake Merritt Under Glass’ is one of my recent examples. Ironically, while Oakland California’s Lake Merritt is only a ‘hop-skip-and a jump’ away from San Francisco, I’ve only recently started bringing my camera over for a few shots.
I caught this scene on a clear, sunny day, BUT once home checking out the photos, I decided to add a ‘glass’ distortion along with a little light filtering to bring out the gold metallic coloring in the buildings. It didn’t hurt having a still lake reflecting it all as a mirror image!
I guess the real point of this post is to say: Dare to experiment. Dare to try new things; new interpretations of your work. Who knows, you might come up with something(s) that surprise even you!
This piece is also a part of a series I’m starting over at my FAA site. Have a look-see if you’re so inclined!
K’lee L. © 2015