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A Start of Dreamscapes

July 14, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I became introduced to Dreamscapes through the work of Andre Gallant, who is one of my photographic mentors.  Each photographic creates a dreamy, glow filled view of the world.  Let me share a transition from the original photo to an Andre Gallant type Dreamscape.  This is based upon the Orton Effect and, with Andre Gallent's guidance, he encouraged his workshop participants to push to even more creative expression.


So, today the light in my work area in my home was really interesting.  I looked up and was able to see a little flower arrangement in my family room in a new light.  It lasted for a very ephemeral second.  My camera was handy and I "visualize"  a wonderful, dreamy blend of the primary center of interest and it's reflection.


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 I thought it would be great to transform this into a Dreamscape according to the suggested way by Andre Gallent in his book, Inspiration.  I used Photoshop Elements and blurred one copy of the photo and lightening the second copy.  I used Multiple as a blend layer as I was bringing that two copies together..  And I played with the resulting image a bit to get the Dreamscape type look that I envisioned when I first saw the light on the flower.


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So, I was so pleased that for a fleeting second that the light was so cool in my family room today.  Just right to create a Dreamscape that highlights the flower and its reflection.  Thank you, Andre, for introducing me to this approach!








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