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Weekly Photo Challenge: Elemental

The elements, Earth, Air, Fire, Water, are on display in Yellowstone National Park. But not quite in the obvious way. 

The fire is the huge magma chamber underneath the caldera which superheats the water into highly pressured steam which erupts with great violence in the geysers. The breeze blows with the smell of sulfur and pushes the steam around until it dissipates. 

I give you Old Faithful. 


And Grande Geyser


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage/Collagraph

This is something a little different, taking collage to another step. 

A collagraph is a printing technique where you make a collage and then use ink to print it. There’s more steps than that to it but you get the general idea. Here’s two examples of the collages and the resulting prints. The edges of the pieces collaged on hold ink when you wipe it clean, then transfer to the paper when you run it through a press. The print is always reversed from the collage. 

Here are the collages, the one on the left is called Garden District and the one on the right is Art House Film and that is actual 35mm film strips I used. This gives you a sense of scale, these aren’t very big. 


And the finished prints: 



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