Ramon Robertson, Void, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie 2014, edited with PixlrExpress.

Ramon Robertson, Void, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie 2014, edited with PixlrExpress.

A couple of weeks ago for Sally’s Black & White challenge, I included a photo of a sculpture called ‘Void’ by Ramon Robertson. I’d seen the work at the Harbourview Sculpture exhibition, and loved it.

Well, it seems that I was only one of many and ‘Void’ was voted the exhibition’s People’s Choice winner.

The work consists of a series of figures atop a high wooden platform. What are they looking at? Are they waiting for something? What is the Void? Art asks questions and allows us to supply answers. But the answers our minds suggest are influenced by many things. I saw ‘Void’ on a sunny afternoon. Would I have felt differently about it on a dull day? At night?

For this challenge, I’ve edited one  image of the sculpture using different filters and overlays in Ultimate Photo Editor and Pixlr Express to change the mood of the shot. What do you think? Do the colours and patterns alter your perception of the work, or how you feel about it?

Ramon Robertson, 'Void', 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with Aviary Ultimate Photo Editor.

Ramon Robertson, ‘Void’, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with Aviary Ultimate Photo Editor.

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Ramon Robertson, ‘Void’, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with Aviary Ultimate Photo Editor.

Ramon Robertson, 'Void', 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress

Ramon Robertson, ‘Void’, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress

Ramon Robertson, 'Void', 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress.

Ramon Robertson, ‘Void’, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress.

Ramon Robertson, 'Void', 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress.

Ramon Robertson, ‘Void’, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress.

Ramon Robertson, 'Void', 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with Aviary Ultimate Photo Editor and PixlrExpress

Ramon Robertson, ‘Void’, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with Aviary Ultimate Photo Editor and PixlrExpress

Ramon Robertson, 'Void', 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress

Ramon Robertson, ‘Void’, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress

This post was written for Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Editing and Processing.

Here are some other posts on the theme that I enjoyed:

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-editing-processing/

http://pictograf.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/phoneography-challenge-editing-and-processing/

http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/phoneography-challenge-editing-and-processing/

http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-theme-architecture-editing-and-processing/

http://completelydisappear.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/the-distinct-color/

iPhoneography Monday: 3-31-14

http://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/pheneography-non-slr-photo-devices-photo-challenge-photo-editing/

http://watchingthephotoreels.com/2014/03/31/editing-and-processing-objects/

http://firebonnet.com/2014/03/31/phoneography-kaleioscopic-cattle-dog/

http://artifactsandfictions.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/photo-editing-processes-and-creativity/

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/phoneography-one-photo-many-images/

http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-editing-and-processing/

http://allkindsaeverything.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/phoneography-photo-challenge-editing-and-processing/

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Imagining the void

7 thoughts on “Imagining the void

  1. Wow, editing with the different filters makes quite a difference. I like the third one with that deep blue background. Such a different feeling from each one.
    Thanks for the pingback!

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  2. These are joyous and wondrous. The sculpture is made anew with each filter. The next to the last one with the beam of light conjures so many possible stories. I wonder what the artist would say about the transformations. The sculpture itself does encourage lots of questions, some of which you have posed. Happy Photo Challenge.

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    • Thank you Sally. I’m tempted to show the artist what I’ve done (he exhibits at an event I help organise). His work is quite enigmatic anyway, so it will be interesting to know. Cheers, Su.

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  3. Pingback: Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Editing and Processing (Leaf Street Graffiti, Series #2) | Lens and Pens by Sally

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