Jan 23 2011

Local color

I started working on this one for a juried art show called “Local Color” here in the Seattle area. When I looked at the prospectus again, though, I realized the image wasn’t local enough – the theme was actually Kirkland, a suburb across the lake. (Perhaps they should have called it “Hyperlocal Color”?) Still, I had a lot of fun working on this image and I like the way it turned out. Update: they expanded the criteria for the show to “a local theme or motif,” so I was able to submit this image after all. And it’s been accepted!

The two base images were both taken in the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle. The flower is a passion flower, and it was looking particularly showy that day. The globe is in a different room of the Conservatory, and I liked the way it reflected the structure of the roof. When I took the photos I wasn’t thinking about putting them together. It was only later when I was reviewing all the images that I realized they would fit well together, and give me a chance to play with some effects I hadn’t used before.

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