Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More on rust and leaves

I have been really intrigued by the curing process of the big leaf and the silhouette leaf  of rust left on the bitumen after a few days of rain.

Barry Smith © Big Leaf - curing (rusting) nicely
As you can see from the photo above the big leaf is curing nicely. The rust silhouette has also remained strong - I now think it is a combination of the rust from the back of the leaf and all the iron dust created when we were cutting the shapes out with off cut blades in the angle grinders. The colours and shapes look so good that I couldn't help but play with them using the iPhone app - as you can see from the various altered photos below.

Barry Smith © Big leaf curing - altered 1
Barry Smith © Big leaf curing - altered 2
Barry Smith © Big leaf curing - altered 3
Barry Smith © Big leaf and silhouette - altered
Barry Smith © Big leaf silhouette - altered 1
Barry Smith © Big leaf silhouette - altered 2
Barry Smith © Big leaf silhouette - altered 3
I have started moving most of my app altered photos into a folder in preparation for choosing a goodly selection and publishing them in a Blurb book in celebration of the fact that in May I will have been doing iPhoneography for a year.


  1. These are most intriguing images Barry! One year....a milestone for've made some great images with that phone!

  2. it looks terrific... and the blurb book will be fantastic - you have certainly created some wonderful images this past year...

  3. P (MB), MD and M - thanks for comments. The iPhone has been a faithful extension to my awareness over the last 12 months. I have learnt a lot about how to look at things and what to shoot if I want to alter it later. Most photos do not alter well - sure you can manipulate them a bit but you don;t get the wild contrasts that I often look for. Go well. B

  4. Wow, delicious photos and I especially love the design of these leaves, great variations.

  5. Oh, Barry, how I do love your altered photos. I hope you'll be selling your blurb book. My app journey was inspired by yours and I'm grateful for the inspiration.

  6. Wonderful blog! ~ I'm now following ~ Best, Anne

  7. ~creating art from art in the most brilliant way...these could become postcards you know!!! look forward to seeing your book of all your well and much love light and blessings~

  8. L, C, A & B - thanks for the feedback folks - it reinforces my commitment to producing the book which I hope to do over Easter period. L - given the brilliant colours of your abstract works you comment is a great compliment. C- I'm glad you were inspired - now you are finding new apps for me to try. A- thanks for following hope you enjoy my ramblings. B - as with L given your accomplishnments with the camera I'm pleased you like the outcomes of my iPhoneography. Go well. B


Comments are welcomed - it is good to connect with fellow travellers.