How to create a cool background texture in 3 easy steps
1. Find a river
A river or a lake on a windy day—water with small waves.
2. Find a building
A building reflecting in the river/lake, that is. More lines in the architecture, more intricate the texture. A sunny day helps.
3. Shoot the water
Shoot that building's reflection in water. Play with the picture, change the colors, get crazy if you feel the urge.
Entry no.: 429
5 Feb 2008, 1:10 PM
While playing with the pictures above (large on black here and here), I thought about writing something about the melding past and future, about time stretching like a grotesque accordion, freaking enormous and grossly out of tune.
Until I saw the glistering white tops. One in the painting and one in the picture. I stopped in bewilderment, trying to get my mind around this like when you bite off more than you can chew—choking, unable to move jaw, unable to spit all out.
I shot these pictures thousands of kilometers and a couple of years apart. Fucking long accordion!