4 Grand Canyon Sunset 6 comic book clone


dry season:
would the desert explode
if i wept

Linked to the One Four Challenge at Robyn’s Fine Art, where our task is to take one image and edit it four different ways over four weeks.   This month I have been “reinventing” an old (paper) photograph. Once again – another disclaimer – I’m just an amateur – fooling around – having fun – learning new *stuff*.   You can vote for your favorite edit at the end of this post.

In addition, I’m linking this to Haiku Horizons:  Weep.



1999 Grand Canyon Sunset 1 original

Deadwood at the Grand Canyon



Edit One

Comic Book Texture

I used PicMonkey’s “comic book” texture – which was fun – and gave it a great “print” texture.  But – it made the sky even harsher.  The horizon was too stark.  The image is flipped, as well, with the dead branch pointing right instead of left. 


Edit Two


8 5 2014 sky 8 2

Sky for Texture

I took an old sunset and ran it through the same comic book texture.  Then I added it to the second edit – erasing the overlay from the canyon portion of the edit. 


4 Grand Canyon Sunset 6 comic book clone

Film Frame, Poster Edit

In this edit, I used PicMonkey’s film frame, then cloned out the text in the film frame and a few odd points that messed with the composition.  I also added a poster effect and boosted contrast.    The aim was to have an impression of twistedness – something really ominous. 

A huge “thank you” goes to Georgia (Bastet) for lending her time, her feedback, and a ton of her time!  


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A month’s worth of edits

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33 thoughts on “dry season (haiku / photo edit)

  1. I do like the ominous photo – it captures the fantasy atmosphere I have about the desert; fantasy because I’ve seen the desert, it just intimidates me… :-$


    • Thanks so much 😀
      This is helpful — it probably was the strongest edit, wasn’t it? Though I’m really partial to that Lomo “punch” too. 😉
      All the best to you —

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  2. Wow … you’ve done a great job pulling this photo in so many interesting ways … This weeks is great and I love the haiku, a real classical feel … it’s a hard choice to make, but I think I’m going for the grunge.


    • Thanks Georgia! So many different moods, right?

      Glad you liked the haiku, too. Did you see Rall’s comment? Made me laugh — “cry on a cactus”! 🙂

      Learned a lot with this month — a lot. Most of all – I learned that I like being abstract and moody and not necessarily worrying about whether an edit is conventional or not. If that makes sense. My road will be an impressionistic one. 🙂

      And — I like grunge too. Right after the lomo 😉

      Thanks 🙂

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    • Thanks Delores — these photo edits are a labor of love 😉
      I’ll never make the cover of National Geographic (!!!!!) but it’s very rewarding in the end. And it’s great fun to build a haiku with the impressions.

      I’m so glad you liked the post 🙂


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