PA Moed invites us to share images that feature a subject that begins with the letter A. Hum…can tone be a subject? Or am I being a bit of a rebel by featuring double exposure photography with “A” toned luminosity masks (amber, azure, and amethyst with their contrasting tones)?
Had I not seen erect in the river
These solid timbers of the olden time
How could I know, how could I feel
The story of that house? ~The Sarashina Diary (cited: Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan)
That moonless, flowerless winter night
It penetrates my thought and makes me dwell on it–
I wonder why? ~The Sarashina Diary (cited: Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan)
Do you see that the little night opens 1
And on the ridge of the mountain, serenely bright,
Shines the moon of a night of Autumn? ~ Diary of Izumi Shikibu (cited: Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan)
Nikon D750 f/4.8 1/800s 65mm 100 ISO
Applying a subtle color to the highlights and shadows/ of your black and white photographs gives you a slice of the emotional qualities that color can offer, without disguising the depth and texture of your black and white photograph.
26 replies to “lens-artists photo challenge: the letter A”
This is a really lovely technique, Brenda. I love the atmosphere you’ve created here and the dash of color heightens the dreamy, meditative mood. Wonderful. I’m delighted you joined us.
Thank you Patti I enjoyed this challenge. I found that the advanced notice of the challenge gave me more time to ponder and explore beyond A is for apple. 🙂
Brenda, these images are so lovely and creative!
Thank you Sylvia for visiting and leaving a comment. Most of all … thank you for the encouraging words, “lovely and creative!:
I really like what you did in all of these.
Thank you Janet for your positive feedback…always welcomed.
These are very creative!
Thank you Teresa! “Creative”…is a personal goal
A beautiful work of art !!
Looks like a painting …
Thank you for sharing 🙂
Thank you Sreejith! “Looks like a painting” … woke an early morning smile.
Great image, I love it!!! Very creative. 🙂
Ana…it is great to read “I love it!!” Thank you for these words.
Like a very beautiful painting series, Brenda!
Amy thank you…”painting series” encourages me to continue on with exploring double exposure and tonal masks.
You have truly mastered both the Art of double-exposure photography and that of the use of color to demonstrate a mood. Wonderful post Brenda, loved your original image and the way you conceptualized it.
Wow! Lovely images from that technique!
“Superb!” validates the time spent on this project and encourages me to explore.
Excellent interpretation, exquisite poetry. My muse Lapham’s Quarterly has numerous references to Murasaki Shikibu over the years, a contemporary of Izumi Shikibu.
Both of these women touch my soul through their written words.
And I chime in – just exquisite treating of this photo! Love the effects and love the mood – perfect citing Japanese poetry. The right feel…so well done.
Thank you Leya. I deeply appreciate your feedback as it encourages further work.
You are welcome – feedback is important. Always.
The ominous feeling I get from these images are just great
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