Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

Blend challenge

The WordPress Blog came out with the challenge theme “Merge” so here’s my interpretation of that. First I pounded my head just trying to come up with a good shot blending two things together, unsuccessfully I might add. Then I accidentally set my shutter time for five seconds and overexposed this shot.

Well, after downloading the memory card and sounding like an editor in chief in Spiderman, “CRAP! CRAP! CRAP! MEGA CRAP!” Then I came up on this shot again. I poised my finger above the delete key and then thought about it more. Isn’t this exactly what merging is to a camera?

I took the overexposure into Photoshop and played around with the contrast, levels, and curves to bring out the colors from the sickly yellow exposure. The result was this nebulous image that was interesting and playful.

What mistakes have you made that turns out fantastic? leave a comment below and let me know.

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About Mark Birks
Professional photographer specializing in fine art photography and portraiture.

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