Sunday, December 27, 2009

Original Art Sundays, No. 22: Cold fires, ice burns

To close out the year in Original Art Sundays, some random digital photography and Photoshop playfulness from the last few days.
Burning some scrap in the fireplace, I saw some patterns that fascinated me and grabbed the camera.

The burning shape in the center is a heart cutout.
On the drive back from family Christmas up North, I was amazed by the power of the snow on the trees off Highway 65. I was struck by just how irrelevant we humans are to nature and how oblivious we can be to that fact.

As I drove on after taking this shot, I toyed with the idea of "freezer burn" and the idea of "cold fire". Using  the Match Color command in PS3, I came up with a frozen winter fire of sorts.

I also tried for a fire of burning ice.

I'm not completely satisified with either one, but I think the ice burn is a bit more successful than the frozen tree fire.
I find the idea intriguing and will keep toying with it as time and concentration allow.
Next week (or next month or next year or next decade): fresh comics!