mental jewelry is all i know ...
I know that I should think about giving
And think about
And think about ... think about living --
But I ... I can't seem to rescue myself.
What about my bank account
And my holy desert shield
That keep me dry under the arms?
Flags and mental jewelry's all I know ...
-- lyrics by the band "Live" from, Mirror Song, 1991
Our Daily Challenge: glass
the Photomaginarium shop at Etsy
the geek behind the curtain: all shots and layers in this assemblage were taken and developed by myself.
4 shots, umpteen layers, plus a texture layer and a "bokeh enhancement" layer. the main shot is of this square window from the interior hallway of a children's hospital, a hallway about 3 floors up that looked onto a foyer with a huge wall of glass across from me (not to mention the Cinderella castle and 5-story tall beanstalk). there are 2 or 3 shots of crows exploding from the tree next to our house from the mornings a few months ago when they used to regularly gather just after dawn.
as i was building and tweaking this image the bokeh balls which were naturally in the original shot of the window began to disappear. so i copied just the bokeh balls onto their own layer and enhanced them, sticking them on top of all the texturing and other processing.
the scratches on the glass come far more from the texture layers than the actual glass at the hospital.