Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge

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Old wallpaper? I’m sure one of my childhood homes had a wall-covering like this. Photo-montage with recent images. Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed, Fused, Stackables and Pixlr.

It’s funny how memory works.

Inspired by Sally‘s interest in photo montage, I have been playing with an app called Fused; blending together contradictory images or those of the same scene.

Abstract pattern reminiscent of wallpaper, or formica. Photo-montage with two shots of the same scene. Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed, Fused and Pixlr.

“Feature wall”? Photo-montage with two shots of the same scene. Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed, Fused and Pixlr.

When my latest experiment — with a shot of branches reflected in a puddle — morphed into an abstract pattern that reminded me of a wallpaper design, I couldn’t help playing some more.

Photo-montage: shot of new buds overlaid with reflection of wind-blown trees in puddle. Images: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed, Fused and Stackables.

Springtime. One minute new buds, the next rain and bough-shaking winds. Photo-montage of recent images; edited with Snapseed, Fused and Stackables. Images: Su Leslie, 2016

Adding a second image, of some blossom in bud, stirred memories of the living room of a childhood home which had a feature wall covered with paper of a bold design overlaid on the wallpaper which hung on the remaining walls.

Old wallpaper? Photo-montage with recent images. Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed, Fused, Stackables and Pixlr.

Old wallpaper? Same design in a different colour — or perhaps faded with age. Photo-montage with recent images. Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed, Fused, Stackables and Pixlr.

Even though this design isn’t that which adorned our long-ago living room, I still feel my mind prickling with the inhaled dust of old memories.

This post was written for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.

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23 thoughts on “Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge

  1. Pingback: Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Editing and Processing (Forest Light Photomontage #2) | Lens and Pens by Sally

  2. I really enjoyed each image and the beautiful reflection with you.
    I am just peeking back in blog land (kind of on a break) and it was fun to come to an art post with such personal (yet universal even without having wallpaper) and warm thoughts….
    ✌🏼️❤️️

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