Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Abstract Photo - 7/23/14: "Screened In" 2 versions

NF Photography prompt: Abstract Photo


After an evening event at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh,
I noticed a new, large, screened structure behind the museum.  With lights on
inside the structure, which appeared to be a storage area for large equipment,
I liked the designs created by the dark lines, screens, and lights, so I snapped
a few photos.  I wondered why some of the structure (black pieces) were
closer together and why there was a diagonal piece and a very thin one with a
curved corner. But that made the design more interesting than if the black
lines had been the same width, all vertical and horizontal and evenly spaced. 

I decided this image made a great abstract without any
enhancement at all. But, of course, I decided to have a bit of fun with it.

á la Mondrian
Because of the geometric design created by black lines in the original photo,
I decided to make this image resemble a Mondrian painting using primary
colors, black and white.  After making the image more vertical and horizontal
with Photoshop's distort tool (to undistorted it) I created 4 new layers above
the original photo, one for each color and white. On the red, blue, and
yellow layers, I changed the mode from normal to color. I selected
the sections I wanted red and filled them with red and did the
same for blue and yellow.  I left the fourth layer in normal mode
and filled in the sections I wanted to be white, then made the layer
transparent enough to see some of the texture of the screen. Using color
mode doesn't allow very light or very dark areas to accept color, so for the
very lightest spots, I used 3 more normal mode layers for the primary
colors, colored each and then made them transparent so a hint of
color would be visible on those very light areas.


Ritva said...

simple, elegant. I prefer the first one just for those reasons

Felicia said...

I like #1 but both are great.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

very nice. I love the difference in the two images.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, that was quite a change. :) I like both of them in different ways. But I would not hang them together on a wall. Similar but differnt is useful here.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

I read it twice and I am still not sure what all you did to accomplish the colorful rendition of the first. Good for you for even spotting this interesting design ... and the screen makes it even better. As always ... nicely done!

Andrea @ From The Sol

betty-NZ said...

What a fun edit! Love it.

lorik said...

Ahh what a surprise... Mondrian:) I like the first and really was surprised by the contrast of the second. Great work:)

Lmkazmierczak said...

Wow, what a the bold colors♪