The ephemeral configuration of things in the moment; we see both their beauty and their death.”
Krista’s challenge this week “ephemeral” is serendipitous for me because of a class I attended this week on the use of textures. While I don’t expect to be using them often, I believe it’s important to work on expanding your knowledge, and that trying something new often re-energizes us in our search for a new perspective. The shot above of a single, dying magnolia was altered using a texture from Frenchkisstextures.com. I thought the texture added to the message of the original photo, speaking to the passage of time and the ephemeral nature of the bloom.
“What you see with your eyes is transient and ephemeral. What you see through your heart is everlasting and eternal.”
I was surprised at the cost of the textures when I visited the websites of some of the major providers. I decided to purchase a few small bundles from French Kiss which seemed the most reasonably priced, and justified my spending with some profits from print sales on my website this past month. 😊
“The ephemeral light is an attribute of the body and the flesh.”
I played with several floral shots and a number of different textures. I’m really a novice at this, getting nowhere near the examples our instructor shared during the class, but I had fun creating some new versions of a few of my older prints. The shot above was my personal favorite because it feels so light and springy.
“Substance is enduring, form is ephemeral.”
Another reason to try a few experiments, as the instructor reminded us, is because we retain knowledge more effectively if we use it soon after exposure. So what do you think? Have you tried working with textures and if so were you able to create some interesting new versions of the shots in your archives?
“The most ideal human passion is love, … and one of the most ephemeral.
If you’re in the WordPress Reader and have an extra moment, click on over to my original post. My favorite textured creation is in my header for the week. 😍 After that, to see what some other bloggers found to be ephemeral, click here.