Aren’t Psychedelics Grand?

Grand Psychedelics                                                                                                         Hannah Keene 2019

A typical shot of Grand Avenue (Oakland, California) starting from the Purple Fountain Grass plant of yesterday’s post, and looking up the street from there. (Look to the left side of the plant and you will see the hood of yesterday’s blue car.) An unremarkable shot in general, which I was about to delete, until I saw the Ragtag Daily Prompt of Psychedelic today. Then I realized that I could have a little fun and turn the unremarkable into WOW. I hope you agree.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Color Me Cosmic 3

This was a flower that I wanted to convert to a photo portraying flames.  I especially wanted to convey the sense of movement with the flames – both a sense of crackling/flickering, and a sense of outward movement, so that the viewer would have the impression that the flames were constantly renewed from the center, as in a fireplace or a campfire. Please weigh in on how you experience the shot, especially if you experience it differently! All interpretations welcomed!!

Flames                                                                                                                               Hannah Keene 2019

Posted for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Color Me Cosmic.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Color Me Cosmic 2

Pink Sunset                                                                                                                   Hannah Keene 2019

This was something of a strange sunset to begin with, before I took my figurative “paint brush” to it. It had the unusual dark swirly spot in the middle, which I don’t often see in our sunset sky. I decided to amp up the intensity of that center to the max, and then experimented with the color curves for a long time. If you look closely, you can see some streaks of pale yellow in the lighter pink area under the spot, and if you look very closely, you can see the black tip of a church steeple in the lower left corner where the fuchsia blends into cosmic orange. Add to that the cosmic orange in the top two corners and the bottom bowl-like curvature, and I was finally happy with the result.

Posted for K’lee and Dale’s Comic Photo Challenge: Color Me Cosmic.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Color Me Cosmic 1

Sunset in Reds                                                                                                                           Hannah Keene 2019

I had a lot of fun playing with color for this week’s challenge from K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Color Me Cosmic. Stay turned for more this week.