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Neodigital Art | Update Eleven

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I take most of the photographs that I use on my blogs and I used a photo very similar to this one on Monday. I call it Neodigital Art and  my artist friends recognise it as art. This photograph has been altered as usual and it is taking the photograph and manipulating it; that is the art.

I have taken photographs of this lake or pool many times before but I managed a different shot this time. I usually take the shot from the other end of the lake and every time the weather and light is different. I had good light this time and you can see the sky reflected on the water. It’s a sort of bluish-grey but often the water will look green with the reflection of the trees or worse, white.


The sun goes behind a cloud and I tried for a little more depth by using the tree in the foreground and we have a darker picture.

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In this picture you can see the water looks green as the trees are reflected. I tried for depth by making the trees darker but the shot is across the lake rather than the length of the lake and so it has less depth.

THE LAKES - 19 JUNE 2011 012I I have more depth in this picture because it’s at an angle across the lake and the trees are in a silhouette against the sky, for an unusual effect. The water looks green again but we can see the reflections of the trees on the water more clearly.

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This is a different place and later in the afternoon. I still have a blue sky but I had to alter the picture to bring out the blue on the water and with few trees there is no green reflection on the water. This was a heath and on the left of the picture it’s been levelled by earth moving machinery. I have only just discovered this heath although it’s not too far away and already one lake has been filled in. I think there was another one beyond those trees that was bigger. Someone asked what the towers were in the background and they are of course power cables on pylons. You can see pylons on the picture I use as a header at the top of the page and we even photographed the distribution point for all the electricity for the area. I found a piece of volcanic rock while I walking around there which shows it pays to look up and down for shots. I even took a picture of the rock and someone thinks it shale.

I hope you enjoyed today’s artistic effort and you might like to read yesterday’s blog – New Domains which was about the new domains that will be on the internet soon with company specific extensions. Instead of; we may see – who knows? I also wrote Average or Typical on Monday about the difference between the statistical average and the typical. You can also find many other blogs by simply visiting the home page or click a tag or even search. Please comment – someone has to be first!


7 responses

  1. I like your alterations – very subtle.

    22, June 2011 at 9:46 am

  2. Thanks for visiting, I am trying to give a few tips on techniques to use. I’m not always subtle! 🙂

    22, June 2011 at 10:37 am

  3. Wow, Mike, I love the photos and the writing! I was going to write about which picture I liked best, but I can’t do that because it’s too difficult to decide. I like that each picture draws me into the scene. You are a master at that.

    I really enjoyed learning about the coloring of the water. For some reason (most likely your artistry), the color of the water seems just right in each photo.

    How cool that you found volcanic rock in your area. Did you know that there were volcanic rock deposits there before you found it?

    Thank you for transporting me back to England in such a beautiful way!

    23, June 2011 at 1:32 am

  4. Hi Carolyn,

    I constantly strive for blue water! It doesn’t look quite right when it’s green. It is better than the water looking like a white sheet though. The sky is white today and so the water would look white. It looked pinky-blue yesterday on a paddling pool in the park. Those picture will be used soon. I have a nice one of a lodge at the entrance to the park and the bandstand and paddling pool made interesting pictures.

    The rock liked like to was once molten rock and so I suspected it was volcanic. I took a photo and someone on Facebook said it looked like volcanic shale. It is strange to think of England as being volcanic at some time in history. I think the earth moving equipment must have churned things to to reveal the distant past. I have seen similar rock at other places close by though. This particular rock looks like it may have been used as a tool by early man too.

    23, June 2011 at 10:45 am

  5. I agree, the water usually looks better blue but the green water in the picture with the weeping willow seems to fit well. So serene.

    Do you have a picture of your volcanic rock on your blog somewhere that I might have missed? I know a picture of a rock doesn’t seem very artistic but you have great imagination!

    30, June 2011 at 3:37 pm

  6. The water is greener when I take a picture shot across the lake rather than down; i just noticed that!

    I have a couple of pictures of the rock but not on here; I put a picture on Facebook and someone identified it. I asked ‘ Is there a geologist in the house?’

    Thanks for the comments, people are quite shy and don’t like to be the first to comment!


    30, June 2011 at 4:01 pm

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