27 May 2009

Live wires

Live wiresThe paddock by Tokeawa stream, not far from my place. Based on a photo.
All content © 2009 Pete McGregor

9 comments:

the watercats said...

There's loads of really nice texture going on in this.. I'm confused though.. does "based on a photo" mean this is a photoshop thingy?... Not that it matters, I like the way the live wire post looks so much like one of the trees.. cool picture!-)

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Watercats. It's a photo, but I've pushed the processing in Lightroom and Photoshop quite hard (although many photographers (?) would consider this fairly light on the post-processing). Nothing's been added or removed (other than the colour, of course), but to my mind it's getting towards the point at which its status as a photo could be argued. Some people love those sorts of arguments. I find them mostly pointless, but I have a strong aversion to labels.

Anyway, I'm glad you liked it :^)

Zhoen said...

The sort of thing found in a ruined house, among yellowed papers, hinting at mysterious communication.

Emma said...

A new favorite. This is fascinating and beautiful...a real sort of Miss-Havisham-in-nature quality to it, if you know what I mean.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, that's it. Spot on.

Emma, yeah, I think I do. Really pleased it appeals to you.

Michael said...

I like it too. It has a 19th century feel to it.

pohanginapete said...

Cheers Michael. I wouldn't want to overuse this kind of processing, but sometimes it seems appropriate. OTOH, it'd be interesting to put together a series of photos with this theme to see how well they worked together.
Hmmm... now you've got me thinking...

bev said...

Agree with Zhoen. It seems very mysterious and fascinating. Love it!

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Bev!