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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Natural Distortions

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Location: Central Park on 09/27/05 @ 1:12:26 PM

I often blame my lame photos on not having enough time in the day. It is true that some days my “time to shoot” is less than 15 min on a particular day but often it’s more about just breaking the eye. Much like writers block, sometimes everything just seems old, nothing comes. When this happens I often feel the need to keep moving, find, the shot, don’t stop until I find it. Today I tried something different, mostly out of exhaustion; I just sat down right where I was. Which happened to be a very familiar part of Central Park, a part that I have shot over two dozen times. This made it even harder, how do I see something different in a part of the world that I have so intimately familiar with. It took an empty Snapple bottle for me to break my eye. This looks like some funky Photoshop filter but actually it’s a shot through a Snapple bottle creating what I call a natural distortion. < Previous Day<<>>


September 27, 2005 in Just strange | Permalink

Comments

It looks like a Courbet Impressionist painting.

Posted by: Samantha | Sep 28, 2005 11:32:01 PM

I hope you kept that bottle! The effect is really interesting, in fact I'd like to see some shots of the city at night or other things through the bottle. Before I read your explanation, I thought the photo was probably run through some filter in Photoshop CS2, that I haven't used yet. I like your bottle effect a lot more than most of the filters in PS anyway!

Posted by: randombanner | Oct 2, 2005 3:38:19 PM

Great idea and fantastic result. You have my vote anyway. I struggled on ' experimental ' not my kind of thing.

Posted by: geof | Dec 7, 2005 12:17:39 PM

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