Wrapping up week 5. I have to say I really enjoyed the edits this week! In the spirit of the eclipse I came up with edit #31. It took some thinking, but I finally arrived at the desired outcome. My next favorite was #33. I love the spiraling effect that this filter created. Is this the portal to the center of the universe? Even #30 came out fantastic! I'm eager to print that one.
Speaking of printing, I printed #3 and #7 for the GFAA Member's Showcase, which is currently on display at the GFAA Gallery until September 23. All work on display is for sale. I have a selection of other abstract/architectural images on display as well, in varying sizes. Opening reception is tonight, August 25 from 6pm to 9pm at the GFAA Gallery (1314 S Main St). Stop by, see a variety of art work, and say hello!
It was interesting to see the images in print. I chose a high gloss metal for these so as to keep with the modern, minimalist design. Overall I was happy with the outcome. The colors came out well. It did remind me of the one issue when using retina or LCD displays for editing images. If I have the screen at full brightness and print on my Canon Pixma Pro 100, I end up with a darker image than expected. This can be very frustrating if you're using an outside printer, as I did with the metal prints. I've learned that it's best to work at 50% brightness on the screen, and to always look at the histogram. Thankfully the prints came out well!
It's nice to see the images in print though. It takes them to another level. We see images all the time on our various screens/devices, but to have one printed to look at in the flesh everyday is a totally different experience. You can get up close to it. You can daydream into it. It can spark up a room. It's something to ponder, and in that pondering you find elements that you missed at first glance. That is my favorite part of printing an image. The subtleties creep out, every so slowly, day by day, until one day you realize there is an entirely different image hiding within another.
This circles back to the premise of the 365 project. There are so many ways to see the same thing. When we share our unique perspectives with others, we expand the way we see things. It is my hope, in sharing this project with all of you, that it expands your own view on the world. That you can become more aware of the different perspectives of the same thing.
Without further ado I present week 5 of the 365 project.