Thursday, February 3, 2011

unifying a project: playing with borders

I have decided that I enjoyed the experience with the miniature lighthouses so much, that I would like to create a project from it.  This would mean traveling back to Lake Havasu periodically to have more adventures finding more lightouses, and pinholing like crazy.  Oh shucks.  (-:

I'm not sure what kind of project I might like to do yet, but have begun to look for ways to finish the images, so they have a unifying theme.  So last night, I began experimenting with making brders in Photoshop, and putting the images inside them.  It's rather like shopping with the images, to see what they look best in.  Here is what I came up with last night:

I think I am favoring the last one (above).  To me, the border suggests the beveled glass surrounding the light in a lighthouse.

More playing!!!


  1. Oh, these are so calming!
    The colors in the last one remind me of an impressionist painting.
    Play is good. :-)

  2. Thank you, Jen! (-:

    Psst..want to know a secret about this last one???? The negative was very overexposed in the camera. (guessing pinhole exposures in bright light with water reflections can be very tricky)

    I have found that details tend to melt away when an image is overexposed- thus the lines of the image are even softer, and show a hint of the actual detail. I think that is why the last image gives the impression of a painting, with Photoshop "painted" color on top of it. A happy accident!