Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

August 2017 Leptothrix discophora and Friends 6

October 10, 2017

10 responses

  1. I like the depth and richness of this. Nice work, Linda!


    October 10, 2017 at 7:48 AM

    • I’m extra glad you like this one, Ken. I worked on it more than I do on most of my photographs. This little nest of Leptothrix discophora film was in a place that was darkish, but I made it even darker around the edges. Doing that seemed to make the photograph look more like I what I felt in discovering it.

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      October 10, 2017 at 10:07 AM

      • I so get that, about darkening the edges and finding the feeling to be more like what you felt when you saw it. After all, the camera is a mediator of experience, so maybe we need to push it a little this way, a little that way, if the aim is to try to cleave as closely as possible to the original sight. Then sometimes, the aim is to use the photo as a jumping off point to go in a completely different direction. It’s all good. 🙂


        October 20, 2017 at 3:05 PM

        • I don’t often have a feeling about something I’ve photographed that I think can be better expressed if I fool around with the image. I can’t really remember why I started fooling around with this one. I wonder if I was disappointed at how it looked on download, remembering my emotional reaction to what I saw and photographed. I’ll have to think about that; I’ll try to be alert to the possibility of being disappointed, even a little, in another freshly downloaded image. Maybe—as in many things—opportunity may hide there.


          October 20, 2017 at 4:12 PM

  2. ag

    This has the feel of a secret spot where rituals are held by unseen beings. Your extra effort certainly paid off, Linda.

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    October 11, 2017 at 12:22 AM

    • Alan, I’m so glad you mentioned the feel of this photograph. I don’t think many (any?) of my photos have a particular feel to them, but in this case, I was definitely going for the feeling, and I’m glad it shows. Thanks so much for noticing.


      October 11, 2017 at 12:33 PM

  3. I like the tonal range in this image and the glistening centre of Leptothrix discophora, Linda. Beautiful.


    October 13, 2017 at 2:53 AM

    • Thank you, Andy. I processed the photo to try to emphasize that glistening center. I confess that this is the latest favorite of my own photographs.


      October 13, 2017 at 9:15 AM

  4. Yes, to what Alan said, and your reply – I also had that feeling when I first looked at it, and I really liked that. Very intimate, too.


    October 20, 2017 at 3:06 PM

    • So glad you got that feeling, too, Lynn. OK, here’s a question, though, which occurred to me after listening to one of the presentations on Creative Live’s Photo Week a few days ago. The iridescence leads out of the picture plane at the bottom right edge. Do you think darkening that edge would improve the photograph?


      October 20, 2017 at 4:18 PM

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