Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Don't Stray Off The Path............

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I was listening to radio debate today concerning the use of mobile phones whilst driving.

Bearing in mind that it is illegal here in the UK to use a handset whilst driving, there really are some half wits out there. One guy claiming that he's a businessman so he HAS to use his phone whilst driving!? Will he still say that after he's mounted the pavement and mown someone down, smashed into someone else etc? Hands free kits are not that expensive so if you must talk at the wheel then there is an option, personally I don't even do that, you could be taking the call of your life and a moments lapse could cause untold carnage but as I say it is a legal choice there for you to take.

There that's my little moan over with and on to the image for today. I've really been excited by the textures thing and this was directly inspired by an image from the tutorials I've been reading. I guess that's this has gone so far as to not be called a photograph anymore but what the hell it was fun and I like it.

Making the textures is half the fun, when you really look around you and see what can be used or you can make yourself. For instance one of the layers used on this was a sheet of mylar that I took outside and stamped on a bit then attack it with some really course sandpaper and just scanned it, great :O)

I'll post something straight tomorrow honest, anyway let me know what you think, good or bad.

CM2009

12 comments:

Elaine- said...

i think it's AWESOME, and i don't care whether it's not really photography anymore lolol coz if it ain't photography i don't know what it is, coz i couldn't have done it without a camera... i LOVE textures, and the way they make my photos look, i totally agree with you... i have never had a tutorial on them tho, could probably use one!

NJ & SB Photography said...

Buen trabajo con esta textura, a mi tambien me gusta utilizarlas de vez en cuando :)

Joel said...

That's really great, I love it. You've done really well with the processing.

JJ said...

I think this is awesome processing and a brilliant end product

I agree with your thoughts on cell phones also

The tutorials are so good did a couple of Sunday and will do some more this coming weekend to brain dead when get home in the weekdays to even think about doing one is too hard lOL

Elaine- said...

came to have another gander

paolo said...

looks like an oil on canvas !
wonderful view with this path, great!

Michael Rawluk said...

One day, I was behind a guy driving with a phone in his right hand while he adjusted the rear view mirror with his left. And because we drive on the left side here he had to reach across his body to the mirror.

The best part . . . he was driving a Driver Education car. Must have been on his way to pick up a student.

ps Terrific shot and excellent processing.

Ilan said...

Well, there is a line, in my opinion, between a photo and a "over processed almost painting photo", and my line is all the basic action that were possible in old labs - brightness/contrast, cropping etc etc.
However, that doesn't really bother me (and why it should?)
Looking at your photo - I love it - I'm enjoying it, so why should I care what's the definition of it, right? :)

csj @ID7 said...

Mate i missed this one, and I think its fantastic, welldone. You've grasped the old textures malarky quite well indeed. I recon this would look good at about 2ft square behind glass with a heavy black frame and a large crisp mount. Nice..... csj

Suzy said...

Great shot...just watch out for the potholes!

Stu said...

Who cares if it is photography or not. People get too caught up in the way things are done rather than just appreciating the finished article. I really like it.

Regina Marie said...

I think it's fantastic! You did a wonderful job-