ROUND AND ROUND
“The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
This week I’m responding to the Weekly Challenge with a bit of grunge, beginning with my opening capture. I created the image by applying some Photoshop color tones to the rusty metal which was part of an old canoe.
Similarly, I applied some grunge textures to the corroded wheel below, which I discovered on one of my many hikes. It was the control valve for a small waterfall that had obviously been locked in place to prevent tampering.
“Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were.”
While out walking with a good friend one afternoon, I came upon a frightening example of bad plumbing sitting at the base of a building on a busy street. I’m sure most of the passersby (and my friend) found it a bit bizarre as I knelt to photograph it, but I thought it might one day be blog-worthy 😊.( One of my favorite things about blogging is how often it makes me think and shoot “outside the box”.) For the version that follows I used both a texture overlay and some Photoshop color mapping to create the final image.
“Life’s a merry-go-round. Come on up. You might get a brass ring.”
Unlike my first three images, the circle below is a capture of one of my favorite pieces of art. It’s a very heavy, ceramic orb with a square of round rocks in its center and hangs on the wall of my home. It also represents a fond memory of a day spent with good friends at an art show in California. I applied an impressionist filter from Topaz to my original capture for a more artistic feel.
“I never knew what the word round meant until I saw Earth from space.”
Here’s to our beautiful round earth and all of its wonders wherever you find them.