Lost and Found

25 Mar

This was another challenge, a bit later than intended, but here it is anyway. The word was LOST AND FOUND. The prime focus was on a small bronze Statue of Liberty found in a cafe garden in New Zealand.

Lost and found 1

On top of that placed a card leaning against a church wall with words on it  and used a “Difference” filter.

Lost and found 2

There was a dreadful oil painting in a pile on the floor of a second-hand shop which provided colour to the picture, again using the difference filter.

Lost and found 3

At this stage the original little statue was getting lost, so I copied it, cut it out using a masking tool, painted it to simulate the sun shining on the top, gave it a new shadow, and placed it on top with no filter.

Lost and found 4

Finally between layers slipped in the Chest X-ray of a lady who had an examination for quite another reason and an unexpected finding of a lump in the back of the lung, not known about previously. This considerably lightened up the colour of the picture and gave it depth.

Lost and found

I quite enjoy the feeling of the statue arising from a rather random set of shapes and the words Water, Land, Harvest. This combination of images has political overtones that are best left to people to work out for themselves.

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4 Responses to “Lost and Found”

  1. leecleland March 26, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

    Wow, that last X-ray image really makes the whole! The difference in depth is amazing and the colour palette is beautiful (but then again I like most things in blue tones). I doubt that the finding of the lump lightened up the lady’s day though!

    • Xraypics March 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm #

      Thankyou Lee. I just keep experimenting with new ‘buttons’ in Photoshop and new things keep appearing. It’s amazing.

      • leecleland March 27, 2016 at 9:56 am #

        Yes, PS is a treasure trove of options. I think I’ll spend the rest of my life trying to understand even half of them 🙂

  2. elmediat April 8, 2016 at 4:14 am #

    Very nicely done. An effective sequence of compositions. 🙂

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