For these week’s writing challenge, experiment with image editing on WordPress.com. Take one of your existing photos and rework it by either cropping it into an extreme close-up, flipping it around, or turning it on its side. Then, write a post about your (now) abstract photography skills. Need some ideas to get you started?
- Crop your photo so much so the original object is unrecognizable. Then, speculate on what this new object or thing could be. For example, in the photo above, is it a picture of an amusement park ride? A close-up of a vintage trailer? A really, really dirty mirror? Let your imagination guide you.
- Rotate one of your images like you might do when looking at an abstract painting. On which side does it look best? How does changing the rotation affect the composition?
- Flip your photo upside down and get literal. Tell us about a time when your life was turned around and everything seemed twisted.
I failed a little on this challenge: I flipped, I rotated and I attempted to crop. No way could I make the crop stick in WP – so I edited the image in Lightroom.
Clearly, we have here a pound or three of best pork link sausages – perhaps the result of Judy’s baby being fed through the sausage machine by Mr Punch.
Click on the abstracted sausages, to see the original context.
I don’t consider the challenge met – I think someone put my writing brain in the sausage machine too!