K’lee L, over at Obzervashunal, has always showcased stunning imagery on a blog that covers photography, graphics, design and philosophical musings on life and nature.
His work often combines beautiful photography, overlaid with digital filters and effects, producing ethereal, other-worldly collages that produce a very distinctive, recognisable K’lee L “look” which I have admired since first discovering his blog a few years ago.
Today’s post is no exception; a striking and colourful treatment of a picture of a lion which, if you didn’t already click the first link, YOU CAN SEE HERE.
It’s a great piece of art but I felt that, given the introduction to the post, describing how the original photo came about, it would be nice to see a little more of the actual lion through the additional graphic artwork.
Obviously I’m a fine one to talk when it comes to mucking about with photos, so quite rightly K’lee took me to task and challenged me to come up with my own obscured composite picture (just for fun; this isn’t a matter of honour, pistols at dawn type of challenge) and of course I accepted.
I decided to do just that; make a composite image from various photos in my collection, almost entirely obscuring the base photograph by layering others over it, hopefully leaving just enough that the picture is discernible through the haze.
For the sake of completeness, I’m “showing my workings”, like they used to tell us to do at school.
Since Audrey is so fond of her starring role on the blog, here is the photo I started off with…
…to which I added a few layers of flowers…
…and then just played with this image until I was happy with the result…
…and here it is.
You might prefer the original, one of the steps in between, or none of the above, but I’m quite pleased with this quick first attempt at digital camera obscura and I shall continue to experiment with this kind of enigmatic photographic art in the not-too-distant future.
Thanks for the inspiration K’lee, and keep making life that little bit more beautiful with your Obzervashuns.
Over to you…