I stepped out from the opening at the Sisko Gallery recently and observed a beautiful late winter twilight evening. And a big glowing orb in the sky. It was an interesting urban scene that I wanted to capture somehow. I have never been the kind of photographer to carry my camera with me everywhere I go, so all I had to work with was my iPhone. Good enough for all I wanted to do. Just capture an image in the moment. So I played around, capturing many frames, different angles, the usual stuff, and went on my way. I later downloaded the files into my computer, organized them and began the real play. I combined 2 frames, one with the general composition I wanted, and another with the cars in the middle ground. Since iPhones or most smart phones for that matter, don’t perform particularly well in low light, I opted to mask the imperfections by turning the image into a digital painting. Since I have never been a big fan of reality anyway, and I am probably a frustrated painter, or at least a painter in a hurry, this direction suited me just fine. And thus an image that presents that moment I stepped from the gallery. I am constantly amazed by technology and what we can do that was unthinkable even a few short years ago. I am not sure it’s totally a good thing or a bad thing, not that I have any say in the matter, but it is interesting to witness the passage of time and all the changes it brings with it. And be able to make an image of twilight evening in late winter.
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