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
For a while, I used Photoshop regularly to manipulate my images with. I collected interesting textures to use while doing this. Here’s three of my more interesting ones. I think the peeling paint on the corrugated tin is my favorite.
I love cooking on the grill and get great satisfaction in creating a good meal. The mahogany color of the pork ribs and good grate marks on salmon are very satisfying. Not to mention, they taste fabulous!
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:
In my art ventures, I’ve been painting rocks. Here’s a collage of some of the rocks I have painted.