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Friday, 11 January 2019

Early Thoughts

I began serious play yesterday with the first image of a Swindon street in the early 1900s that I showed in my last post. Initially, I've gone for exploiting features within the image and the patterns they make, in this case, chimneys and a line of washing.

A first thought, where I threw everything at the idea! Here I picked out patterns and shapes from the colourised image and superimposed one on the other.


Then, a couple of images with less on show and in two different colourways and the second one flipped horizontally . It always surprises me what a differenct that makes.



A different format


And, finally for now - just chimneys, though more work is needed on colour and I think they more resemble a collection of bottles!


Next to be investigated on its own is that row of washing in the original photograph.


2 comments:

  1. So interesting! Possibly the last photo looks like a collection of bottles because there are no other "house components" eg windows, to set the context?

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    1. Good to hear from you again, Margaret. I'm sure you're right about the lack of windows etc in the last image. I added that small dark brown section of a building towards the bottom which seems to help that part to 'read' better - and also gives a much-needed colour change. More thoughts to play with ...

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