Gap Through a hoodoo
For the first time this week I’m joining the A Word a Week Challenge at A Word in Your Ear.
Once a week I will dip into my old English Oxford dictionary and pick a word on the page that it falls open at. The challenge is to post a photograph, poem, story – whatever the genre you like best to describe of what that word means to you. Put a link back to my challenge page so others can take part if they wish. ~A Word in Your Ear
This week’s word is GAP. I immediately thought of a photograph that inspired one of my abstract digital art pieces.
In 2010 my family visited Bryce Canyon. I was in photographer’s heaven. Do you know what a hoodoo is?
A hoodoo (also called a tent rock, fairy chimney, and earth pyramid) is a tall, thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badlands. Hoodoos, which may range from 5 to 150 feet tall (1.5-45 metres), typically consist of relatively soft rock topped by harder, less easily eroded stone that protects each column from the elements. ~Wikipedia
I have a few incredible photographs of hoodoos in my art gallery. The photographs above, however, don’t have very good light and no matter how much I edited them, they were never going to make it into my gallery for sale. BUT I didn’t want to let go of that “gap”. I decided to experiment with the first photo in Photoshop by adding textures and intense color, aiming for abstraction. Here is the result:
I am always excited when a photo I was going to discard becomes something really interesting.
Please visit A Word in Your Ear to see more explorations of the word GAP. This challenge will be a wonderful addition to my blog in 2014. As always I welcome comments on this or any part of my blog.
Happy New Year!