While working on my Anthropogenic Crisis series, there are times when the cloud formations over the ocean look very intriguing and I start anticipating something interesting to appear in my post-production process. I can never be sure as to what it might eventually look like, while still realizing the potential.
I will admit that I was one of those kids growing up who saw all sorts of things being formed by the clouds. And growing up the mid-west, we had lots and lots of clouds and a lot of opportunities to day dream about the what-ifs. And this was a group effort, as the other kids I hung around with would point out all sorts of things. In retrospect, maybe I hung around with them because they were as fascinated with things around them as I was.
Somewhat like watching a (darkroom) print developing in a tray under the safelight, the latent potential image started to appear as I tweaked it in Photoshop. At the moment, it appears monotone and low contrast, so there is a good chance I will come back and work it some more. It is also a singular image in this series since I have not teased out any of the other photographs with similar latent subject matter, although after ‘seeing’ this one, I will probably be open to the potential for others. Fun, fun, fun.
Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC): Developing a Creative Photo Book, a virtual (Zoom) workshop I will be leading on: May 14 & 15 – 21 & 22nd, 2022, from 1PM-4PM (Mountain Time). More details and sign-up available now at Colorado Photographic Arts Center.