One of my favourite pastimes is to capture reflections, shadows and unusual architectural aspects when wandering about our township.
Using reflections can lead to some amazing effects and beautiful images. I am particularly fond of window reflective surface which can change an image into a work of art. The wonderful thing about using reflections is that they can completely alter the image from something fairly mundane to something richer or abstract or otherwise more artistic. Of course, sometimes reflections are annoying and we try to avoid them as much as possible, but when it comes to intentional reflections then you can let your creativity run loose.
It takes some time to be able to see things differently, so I just let my creativity run wild. You never know when you can create a unique image with added interest, abstraction, interest and depth.

Here are a couple of images, some created differently in post processing, others just captured with intention of ‘as is’.

I chose to freeze some Hydrangea buds in a flat dish and some white lilies in a simple glass. What emerged later on, was a joy to behold.
Utter magic I thought,  giving a wonderful watercolour effect with some very vibrant colours.
Thought these images were so appropriate with Easter nearly upon us.

It is never too late or life too consuming to continue with furthering our skills or some other forms of education. This year I promised myself to really delve into learning Photoshop just that little bit more. These images are just finger exercises with the course that I am taking. That is one way to ensure you remain committed. The photographs are not mine in this instance but we have the rights to use them in our artform.

As the Festive Season was looming, I made a dash through many folders to find some flora studies. Added some textures to create a moody, old world feel, of my fairly ordinary photographs. Then I had a dilemma, which 12 could I choose to create a calendar?
So I created two different versions for gifts. Hope my friends will enjoy their 2015 Flora Studies in Grunge.

  • Cherie - January 25, 2015 - 10:35 AM

    Ingrid, your photography is stunning. I would buy a calendar full of these photos in a heartbeat! Looking forward to journeying through Awake with you!ReplyCancel

    • Perfectoarts - April 1, 2015 - 2:42 PM

      Thank you Cherie, what a wonderful comment. I too am enjoying my Awake journey.ReplyCancel

Just for something totally different and a wonderful interlude from photography yet still art.
Do you know about Zentangle® ? Well I have just discovered this wonderful pure relaxation for my mind. Yoga for the brain so to speak. And now I am a devoted Tangler.
We had the good fortunate to entice a most talented artistic Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) Michele Beuchamp to teach Zentangle® by the founders, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.
This is how 13 novices were converted.

  • Katherine Middleton - September 27, 2014 - 4:11 AM

    Love that you ladies had such a good time. I’ve been doing this for years and I just called in doodling. It’s so very therapeutic and love that I get lost in it. This looks like a fun workshop.ReplyCancel

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