What do you see when you look through?
We have had lots of sleet today. For a few minutes the trees looked beautiful, decked with snow, but it was soon washed away. I took Mum for a hospital appointment, did a bit of shopping, snatched lunch, then off for a different health service appointment for her.
We had seen inflated human Santas - how else can I describe them? - and some dramatic skies. It all happened as I was driving, so no time to take a photo. Back in the garden I decided to capture the red dogwood. It is stunning at this time of year. It grows agaisnt an old wall. Then I started to play with the image and this is the result. I like the idea of looking through and not being sure what is beyond. Is it a wall or a vortext of a face or what?
Photo club trip to Holy Island tomorrow cancelled. I have plenty to do instead, I'm sure.
The technical bits: I selected all the dogwood branches using the magic wand tool. Then I inverted the selection and worked on the background, which is a stone wall. (This is why the branches are unchanged in shape but the wall is distorted.) Then a black and white layer and various changes via levels.