I was in a slump.
I hadn't touched a camera almost since our return from the summer adventure.
Every gallery I went to, every outdoor photography work I looked at online served as a reminder that the world really doesn't need another photo of a snow capped mountain, half-dome at Yosemite, cactus, flowers, hazing mountain mornings. Some photographers do amazing things with these types of shots - but, I needed to find something new and amazing to reignite my interest.
As luck would have it, I came across of course in blending photographs and illustration; seeking the unexpected; learning how to deliver a different perspective. And THAT is what I have been working on for over 2 months now.
I can't even count the number of hours of attempts that ended up in the trash. But, there have been a few successes and I am ready to share a few of these. I need to go harvest more and more shots for this type of imagining, as most of this body of work involves layering several shots (at the least), maybe changing out the actual background for another, etc. But, it's a start and I am once again having a wonderful time.
Here are several samples. See the others in the Photo-Artistry gallery (click HOME then click on that gallery title).
Chair and Bench Abstract Horse Jumping Hurdle