About a month ago I made a day trip to Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park for a little photo assignment. I'm working on entries for LensWork Magazine's Seeing in Sixes book. I've always had a love affair with water, and especially love finding celestial/space elements hiding in the water through photography. I thought it would be a fun opportunity to approach the springs with this Seeing in Sixes project in mind. Naturally I had to incorporate some of the results into the 365 Project, now in week 44.
I'm still working out the concept, but thought I would share my direction with all of you. The series is titled Reflections on Blue Springs. Here is an excerpt from my writings that day at the park while having lunch, along with the six images I selected for the series.
It was a beautiful day, and my hope is that the images and text bring that forward. Who knows what will happen with the LensWork book. I was glad to follow the spark of an idea and carry it to fruition. Now on to week 44's edits!
I incorporated the use of two springs images to overlay on the original raw image. From the selection of six (see above slideshow) I chose the horizontal landscape blur and the reflection with dazzling stars on the surface of the water. I liked the landscape blur blended with the raw, but I wanted to have a little pop from the stars. A lot of the edits are reminiscent of underwater scenes. In some edits I let the raw almost entirely fade into the mix. Typically I try to always let the raw peak through, even if just a little bit, but for this week the results that spoke to me the most involved letting go of the raw as it faded into the background.
What are your thoughts on this week's edits? Which edit spoke to you the most? Did you enjoy the Blue Springs series? Did it evoke any ideas or feelings regarding springs, water, the environment? I always welcome your feedback and ideas. Thank you for your support.