Using super saturated colors and blurs is a wonderful way to kickstart the imagination and to create a world from insubstantial light and motion.
Susan says, “Lucia really had a ball playing around with the Zoo Lights (see yesterday’s post for info). I am sure she will tell you what magic she used to achieve this photograph. But from the outside looking in what I see are powerful primary colors and intriguing motion. Perhaps this is a wild and intense solar system. Perhaps a psychedelic dreamscape. The wonder is that light and motion made this image. There is no solid lasting there there. Woo.”
Lucia says, “In reality this is not a large exhibit, but a small toy on display at Zoo Lights. Imagine my delight when I saw the spinning, glowing bright colors in the dark atmosphere, which encompasses Zoo Lights. I enjoy creating optical illusions, so I moved in close to fill the frame and made something small look large. I tipped my focus a bit to the side and with the help of a little lens distortion, I made the round toy look oval to give it the shape of a solar system. I’m glad this is what Susan saw, as she said, ‘from the outside looking in’. I very much like her description of this photo, especially calling it a ‘psychedelic dreamscape’.”
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