I had a dream last week in which I came up with an excellent idea for this week's edits. I woke up and went back to my waking reality, completely forgetting any insight I garnered from the dream. As I sat down to start the edits it suddenly occurred to me that this dream happened and that I had no idea what the idea was. Couldn't pull it apart from the tangle of imagery. Now what?
I decided that creating dreamy imagery would be a nice alternative to whatever amazing plan I came up with in the dream state. I decided to use overlays of dreamy water scenes. Two of them are from Tybee Island, GA during the same trip I took the original 365 raw image. With my camera mounted to a tripod I played with slower shutter speeds to produce dreamy water. The other three overlays are from the street in front of my driveway just after Hurricane Irma came through last September. We were very lucky in that no severe damage was done to the house, but not so lucky in that our street was completely flooded. We were driving around town in the truck when I took these shots as we came home. I loved the way the water was rippling and the beautiful blue, marshmallow speckled sky was reflected in the ripples.
This whole dream debacle reminded me of a poem I wrote almost two years ago about dreams. Dreams also make me think of a song by Mac Demarco called "Dreaming." Listen to the music as you move through the images.
Where it all begins...
PS overlay of water ripples (20170912_7920) with color dodge blend mode. Adjustments to vibrance and burning.
PS overlay of water ripples (20170912_7918) with lighten blend mode. Adjustments to brightness/contrast, vibrance, and curves.
PS overlay of ocean (20170721_7128) with soft light blend mode flipped vertically and inverted. Adjustments to curves, vibrance, and brightness/contrast.
PS overlay of ocean (20170721_7171) with hard light blend mode. Adjustments to curves, vibrance, and brightness/contrast.
PS overlay of ocean (20170721_7171) with pin light blend mode. Adjustments to curves and brightness/contrast.
PS overlay of water ripples (20170912_7919) with lighten blend mode. Adjustments to vibrance, color balance, brightness/contrast, and curves. Rotated 180 degrees.
PS overlay of water ripples (20170912_7919) with pin light blend mode. Adjustments to vibrance, color balance, brightness/contrast, and curves.