Doors to Other Realms

Imagine that our National Park landscapes have doors to realms if the imagination. What might the landscape look like? These composite images made in Photoshop explore the possibilities. I took an Advanced Photoshop class and worked 9n these composites for my final project. They are the beginning of a new work I’m excited to expand upon.

Dwarf Portal

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The Entry to the Dwarf Kingdom

Bottlebrush Buckeye

This lovely native bush is in full bloom in early July. The blooms look like the brushes for baby bottles, hence the name. But this species is native to Illinois and its full name is Bottlebrush Buckeye. It spreads out and fills the shaded area. Some branches are low to the ground.

Amaryllis – the beginning

I got a gift of an Amaryllis for Christmas. I’ve been dutifully watering, turning it around and watching. The blooms are beginning to open. I got a new 35mm f1.8 lens, so I’ve been getting to know the lens and the Amaryllis at the same time. These are photos of the last two days.

Shadows

As part of Fleeting Moments Artists, I captures a number of images of shadows. The best of these will be in an online gallery.

I chose to make all of my images black and white with a platinum gradient effect. Shadows distort, enhance or camouflage a subject. The shadows themselves form a shape that is unique. Along with the shadows, we included a “selfie” shadow of ourselves.

30 Days of Perception

In November, I took and online class by Kim Manley Ort called “30 Days of Perception.” These images were posted to Instagram along with my comments about the subject and type of perception. I made a book/magazine of my journey in November. You can view it at the link below.
30 Days of Perception by Becky Jane Davis