Monday, December 13, 2010

Sight & Sound - Études

Theme - a macro shot of a patch of wallpaper - and variations - Photoshop™ manipulations tweaked in the process of learning and getting the most out of the photo processing program. All done in the spirit of Frédéric Chopin.

Papier peint - The original shot of the patch of wallpaper.

Terrain lunaire - This black and white treatment turns it into something that looks like the Lunar terrain.

Vue satellite de la terre - Enhancing the individual colors (green, blue, cyan, and white) and tweaking the saturation very slightly makes this look like the satellite view in Google Maps.

Cristal microscopique - Amping up the saturation a lot and the tweaking the contrast a little creates the feel of something crystalline seen in a microscope.

And speaking of Chopin... Here's his Étude opus 25 no. 11, the "Winter Wind" étude, played here by Valentina Lisitsa

Photos © 2010 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Chopin Etudes...oh the memories of years of piano lessons just came flooding back! :)

  2. the walls are turning psychedelic & mumero uno Polish geezer provides the soundtrack!

  3. That is a perfect combination of music and images - each image taking the theme to new places.

  4. Love the second variation. I always feel like I am missing out because I suck at using photoshop, but its okay because it gives me a reason to come check your blog out :)

  5. Roy, this is wild: I was playing the Beethoven video, then clicked on the Chopin, and it began to play while the Beethoven was still playing. A frenzy of blacks and whites! Kind of like what goes on in the brain on a frantic day.....