It’s Friday, end of the week, time for something a little lighthearted.
Someone commented on the images in the two Mezzanine Window posts – ‘The Mezzanine Window’ and ‘The Mezzanine Window Part 2’ – saying, entirely reasonably, that they would like to see the abstract distortions in the windows without the window framing elements.
An interesting comment. I included the framing because it gave context, and I suppose because it’s my window that I walk by on my way up/down stairs on a daily basis the context is important.
But the opposite is also true – take the context away and the abstracts command the stage, and make an entirely valid but different image. But what happens if you mess around with the image a bit more? And so, like a small boy given a pack of poster paints to mess around with, off I went to play in the Software Toy Cupboard – otherwise known as the sub-menus of the Filter menu in Photoshop.
I didn’t do exactly what was suggested, I seldom do: the side of the window remained in the frame but not as an identifiable object.
Playing with pixels is fun, not to be taken too seriously. To paraphrase a famous line from Eric Morecambe: ‘I’m using all the same pixels but not necessarily in the right order’.
[I’m sorry, if you’re not from the UK that reference will mean absolutely nothing to you. Those from the UK will recall arguably one of the funniest moments in a Morecambe and Wise show on TV when Eric attempted to play the Grieg Piano Concerto with an orchestra conducted by Andre Previn. He made an absolute mess of the classic piano intro and when confronted by Mr Preview (as Eric called him) he said ‘I’m playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order’]
Click here for the Wiki page on this famous comedy duo.
What you see here will not be what you call photography. Who cares! I’m having fun. It’s Abstract Art – of a kind. I’ve coined a word for these results – Abstractions.
These are two of the images I came up with. I’ll just let them speak for themselves. Both originated from the image seen in the first ‘Mezzanine Window’ Post – click here to see the original.
Enjoy your weekend. And a message to God: stop it raining, please. Sadly, I don’t expect a result!