Celebrate Summer

August 03, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

August has arrived! Summer 2021 is halfway over, so take advantage of the beautiful warm weather to enjoy the great outdoors. While new waves of COVID-19 are starting around the world, hopefully the higher rates of vaccinations can help beat the surge. As it's safer to spend time outdoors, I've been photographing more of nature, capturing some ordinary images and experimenting with various post-processing techniques to create the following pieces. 

 

The first image uses motion blur. While vertically panned blurs are commonly seen in the photographic community, I wanted to create an art piece that's slightly different. Keeping with the theme of trees reaching towards the sky, this piece symbolizes the act of reaching out and growing. It was inspired by various online communities that I've joined since the pandemic started, which has enabled me to reach out to people from around the world and grow my network.

Reach OutReach OutReaching out to make more connections and grow, as important for trees as it is for people.

 

I captured a bird taking flight off the branch and created this multi-panel fine art piece. Inspired by the re-opening of the city's businesses and events, this symbolizes the sense of freedom after the 6-months-plus pandemic lockdown. I certainly hope this will be the last lockdown for the city!

FreedomFreedomAs vaccination programs continue to advance around the world, we are closer to freedom from the lockdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

This is a dreamy abstract piece that I created last summer - I like it so much I wanted to share it with you again! It's a multiple exposure of summer grasses combined with colour tone adjustments to enhance the summer feel. 

 

Summer GrassesSummer GrassesWatching the grasses sway in the breeze, on a dreamy summer day.

 

I've just created prints of these 3 pieces in preparation for an upcoming art show in the Fall. Please stay tuned for more information.

Enjoy all that summer days have to offer - taking in the colours of nature and lively activity all around you!


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