Carried Away

The titled refers to the processing. 😉  I just couldn’t stop.  Sometimes, with my iPhone, I’ll practically go to the extreme of “disappearing” the image altogether, layering filter after filter.  There’s something fun about constructing an image by deconstructing it (creatively). I take it too far all the time (it’s how I entertain myself in waiting rooms).  Here’s a recent example:


28 responses

  1. Nice picture. How you got there doesn’t matter.

    March 2, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    • Thank you, Shimon. I appreciate your comment, and I’m glad you like the picture.

      March 3, 2013 at 2:32 am

  2. I love the image. Deconstructing it creatively sounds funny. But I know what you mean. I love to play with a lot of effects as well. I can go crazy with it.

    March 2, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    • Thank you, Dennis. I think I specified “creatively” to make clear that I didn’t mean “analytically,” in terms of the primary meaning of deconstruction. I’m so glad you like the image. It is fun to play around with the effects, isn’t it?! Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your visit.

      March 3, 2013 at 2:35 am

      • Agree, It is just fun to see differend results.

        March 3, 2013 at 10:06 am

  3. There is something on your camera lens… 🙂 That truck on our right looks like an ancient Mack truck. It isn’t familiar to me. I like the photo, actually. I can’t play because I can’t hold the phone still enough, but it looks like fun. Do you follow Rubicorno (Davide Capponi)? I just bought one of his funerary images. I love the shots from the cemetery in Torino, Italy.

    March 3, 2013 at 12:21 am

    • Yes, I’m afraid I’m going to have to clean my lens. 🙂 I want to stop back by those trucks. I was in a bit of a rush when I went by, but couldn’t resist stopping. There was a lot of interesting junk in the lot, too–great for macros. You could potentially play with the iPhone. A lot of times, I simply set my phone down on a surface to take the shot (otherwise my photos come out blurry–despite the built-in stabilizer). There are so many fun apps for processing, and the effects are really good. It’s amazing really. I have followed Rubicorno, but have had a terrible time keeping up with everyone in the past several months. I’ll take a peek at the cemetery shots.

      March 3, 2013 at 2:41 am

  4. Not too far ….this is beautiful 🙂

    March 3, 2013 at 1:59 am

    • Thanks, Seonaid. It’s fun to play with the different effects. I’m glad you think I didn’t take it too far! It’s a fine line. 🙂

      March 3, 2013 at 2:43 am

  5. Dad

    Great work, Melanie. Photoshop User magazine just did a feature article on this topic. You may already have a good resource, based on the photo, but if you’d like the article, I’ll scan it and send it along.

    March 3, 2013 at 3:04 am

    • Hey, Dad! I’d love the article. Please do scan and send. I’m interested!

      March 3, 2013 at 7:28 pm

  6. Constructive deconstruction at its best.

    March 3, 2013 at 9:27 am

  7. May be this is how creativity works in practice = try this, try that —-
    And as the artist only shows the best final one, we think it was
    created straight. (and the artist keeps the mouth shut.)
    We can not create what we didn’t know other than a chance discovery.
    —– on the end of the day, only the result counts.
    If it is good, it’s good. I like this image though, I’m not sure is this
    because it’s resembling old old memory soon after the war ?
    Or something in the film I’ve seen long time ago ?

    March 3, 2013 at 10:05 am

    • I like what you say here about creativity in practice. And there is so much delight in the process (I find anyway). And what you find in the image, old memory, is what I feel like I’m digging up (even though they’re not my own!), at the same time I’m actually the one creating it. It’s really a fascinating imaginative endeavor. I enjoy it immensely.

      March 3, 2013 at 7:31 pm

  8. I like that one-it looks just like an old photo that hasn’t been taken care of.

    March 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    • That was partially the aim in the design! Glad you can see it! 🙂

      March 3, 2013 at 7:32 pm

  9. Love this. One of the nice things about iPhone photos is all the processing possibilities.

    March 3, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    • That’s exactly it: all the possibilities. It’s really endless! I have so much fun. You are in my thoughts, Maralee!

      March 3, 2013 at 7:33 pm

  10. I love it, Melanie! I love messing with my iPhone pics. I really should post more of them

    March 4, 2013 at 6:14 am

    • Thanks, Carissa. I’m still figuring it all out. I’d love to see some of your iPhone pics!

      March 4, 2013 at 1:50 pm

  11. Nothing wrong with extremity – the beauty of art is that you can crash your plane and walk away from it (Brian Eno, I think). It’s a great image. I think the processing’s just brilliant.

    March 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    • What an interesting thought to keep in mind. Thanks, Richard! I hope you’re feeling better!

      March 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm

  12. I know what you mean. Getting carried away can get very cool results. I really like this one 🙂

    March 4, 2013 at 6:59 pm

  13. I don’t (yet) have an iPhone, and I’m completely unfamiliar with the filters available for it, but I really like your end result nonetheless, Emily. It has the feeling of a combination of early copper-plate images and the result of holocaust radiation damage. Truly the stuff of fantasy.

    March 7, 2013 at 3:23 am

    • Thank you, Gary! I appreciate the feedback. It’s a lot of fun, playing on the iPhone.

      March 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm

  14. elmediat

    Loving these shots lemony. 😀

    March 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm

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