Metempsychosis is a four year old photo, just re-worked today. It's also another of those with a title that's "bigger" than it is (this is literally a small photo, cropped way down). But I am feeling reborn, now that the full moon is here and its usual intense negative effects on my mood have begun to wane a bit. In any case, metempsychosis is such a fabulous sounding word. And given the mixed affect (if you will) of this picture, I particularly like that it contains "psychosis" within it. Back to photography: I applied the plastic wrap filter, and changed color ranges and saturation, fudging with mid-tones as well.
BTW, when I go into how I created certain effects it's not so much for any reader of this blog. I assume that most folk know even better than I do how editing programs work (especially Photoshop). I mostly list the process so that I will recall. Even right after finishing a photo on which I've done extensive editing I can sometimes have forgotten the particular combinations of functions I've applied. I'd worry that my almost 70 year old memory is getting even worse. However, I think it has more to do with the state of consciousness I'm in when editing. It's a fantasy state, not pragmatic at all, but about going after/responding to something unknown. How's that for a rationalization of one's aging brain?
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