A few weeks ago a Flickr site called Kreative People asked me to join their group and posted what is called a 'challenge'.
Take a mundane photo and edit it to your wildest dreams. No 'holds barred' ...anything goes.
So I decided to make a 'creation' from a source photo.
I found it to be rather fun.
The first one was rather abstract:
The second one was a Lighthouse:
The lighthouse was great fun as I had to go back and re-read some great tutorials that I'd 'bookmarked' a few years ago.
Then on the Topaz Labs Forum there was another contest. Oh what the heck. It was a photo of the side of a building. What to do?
The original can be seen on Flickr, photo credit Christian Gruber.
Well, I decided to combine Mandelbulber 3D and Daz Studio 4, what could I possibly come up with?
Yup. Bizzare. But I was having a whole lot of fun!
Then I decided to really mess around. I combined Topaz Lab products, a photo of my forest, Daz Studio 4 characters, some Obsidian Dawn brushes, and same very nifty tricks with masking and 'faking' rays of light with Photoshop 7.0.
[Note~Who needs the latest Creative Suite, when the old stuff will still do it all!]
And I came up with this:
|Are We Alone?|
This was loads of fun. It took me a few days to 'create' this scene. There was a lot of agonizing over what to do and where to 'place' the aliens ... and how to create 'seed pods'.
[Thinking...Invasion of the Body Snatchers!]
Yes, I really have to get back out in the woods with Morris and get some more great nature shots.