DP Photo Challenge: Shine, take 2

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Double-exposure. Late afternoon sun shining through the trees. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Fused.

Photography is all about light; about capturing how and where, and the intensity with which it shines.

In the montages here, two shots of the same view are overlaid. The first shot was in focus, showing trees silhouetted against the sky. The second shot was out of focus, reducing the image to blob and bokeh.

The difference between the two montages is largely an effect of the intensity of the light electronically shone in the editing process.

Photo-montage of sunlight through trees and same shot out of focus to give bokeh effect. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Fused.

Double-exposure. Late afternoon sunlight through the trees. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Fused.

Shared as a contribution to the  Daily Post Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is shine.

 

An apology, an explanation and a song

Nothing seems clear at the moment, but there is defintely light in the darkness. Bokeh; pink, purple and yellow against a black background. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Nothing seems clear at the moment, but there is definitely light in the darkness. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

First things first; apologies to you all my blogging whanau. I have been pretty random in both posting and engaging with you lately. I’ve been neither fully absent nor fully engaged and that’s not a situation I’ve wanted to be in.

So an explanation. It’s so simple it’s almost funny. I haven’t been able to sit down comfortably at my computer for a few weeks. I have a couple of old injuries to my tail-bone which bother me every now and then, but I’ve been “too busy” to pay attention to the warning signs my body was sending out.

Yesterday I stood up too quickly and got stuck half way, unable to straighten my spine without the kind of pain that brings out the worst excesses of my somewhat colourful vocabulary.

Ironically, at the time I was re-organisng my office accommodate the standing desk that the Big T has kindly (and speedily and skillfully) built for me.

After a visit to the chiropractor and a day at my new desk, I am a convert. I’ve even incorporated a balance board to stand on while I work. Talk about multi-tasking!

And the song. It’s all in the title really. I’m a huge fan of Eilen Jewell‘s. Hope you like it.