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And Now for Something Completely Different

ImaGeo iconImaGeoBy Tom YulsmanJan 8, 2015 11:14 PM

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Pic of the Day If you've been following the daily Pic of the Day feature here at ImaGeo, you've probably seen that I've been posting conventional photographs, mostly of natural subjects. (Although yesterday, I went with a nighttime shot of a petroleum drilling rig.) Today, I thought I'd go with something completely different. I'm calling it "Mangling Mangelsen."

©Tom Yulsman The image above began life as a photo I shot through the window of Tom Mangelsen's Images of Nature gallery at Denver International Airport. I used my iPhone. Click on the thumbnail at right to see that starting point. I was attracted to the varying angles, areas of light and dark, and the reflections in the window. I didn't quite know what I'd do with it, but I frequently use a camera to collect visual data that later become the starting point for something, well, different... Using photo-processing software, I overlaid a similar image, this one a photomosaic of the same scene that I created using an app called AutoStitch. Then I mixed in some textures and colors (photographic data I collected during earlier perambulations), did a bit of adjustment of brightness, clarity, and saturation. And all along the way I used some processing magic that I must admit I don't fully understand, but I do know what it does. And voilà, here you have it. Why did I think it would be appropriate for ImaGeo? Admittedly, it's a stretch. But Mangelsen takes breathtaking photographs of landscapes and wildlife. So, that's my connection. But I've also been producing quite a few images like this and just wanted to share what I've been up to. If you're so inclined, leave a comment to let me know what you think. (And if you're not fond of it, that's okay. Just try to be polite!)

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