Tuesday, September 20, 2011

... creating a composite ...

This piece of photo art is a composite of three photographs taken while browsing in a bookstore.

The base piece was of two copies of one book (Vintage Fashion) placed face out on the shelf, with a third copy of the same book placed as books are usually placed on a bookshelf - spine facing out.

I loved the vintage Audrey Hepburn-esque look of the pictures.  I have photographs of my mother in a similar dress, jacket and hairstyle and the image stirs up fond memories.

The next piece of the composite is of  gorgeous long legs shod in black and red heels, stretching out horizontally, resting on a wrought-iron railing, with the caption "New York" above.

The third piece of the composite is a title from a type of journal, with a quote from that old favorite, "Anonymous", saying:  "Life isn't about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself."  Not sure I subscribe totally to the idea, but I suppose there are elements of truth in it.

Is it just me, or has Blogger developed a mind of its own about spacing?  I find it just respaces itself however it wants, in spite of my choices on the keypad!  Very frustrating.  Anyone else experiencing the same thing?


  1. I love these composites Bonnie - I may well try something like that myself - I am not too confident with all these fancy photo programmes though.

    As for spacing - I always let blogger choose how to space things out - I find often it does a better job than I can do!

  2. this is really cool...love the words in it...we are in process of creating ourselves...nice textures...

  3. My daughter just emailed me about the same spacing problem, Bonnie.

  4. I am having so many problems posting photos....I thought it was because the wi-fi is so bad here at the campground.

    I like the words and the photo of the woman; I can't really see the legs too well.

  5. you wizard!

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  6. Interesting to hear about your technique. Audrey never goes out of style.

  7. Bonnie, I can't get into your other blog anymore. A webhosting page comes up.

  8. Very well put together Bonnie. Something to study each time I look at this wonderful piece of art!

  9. Your creation is very impressive! Great work!

  10. Bonnie, I love this! Just recently, I thought about trying this, and I actually have 2 images that I want to use for it. Of course, it is still in that all too familiar "Pending" folder!! :-)

    I experience space issues with Blogger from time to time, and then it mysteriously goes back to "normal."

  11. A very clever arrangement of images.
    I can imagine you busy with choosing your components and arranging them first this way, then that way.

    You always come up with something worth showing.

  12. ~Gorgeous~ (With the pics, do you choose first where you want them to go? Like L or R or both? Perhaps you have it on a setting already that you can alter before downloading?)

  13. Compelling images. I don't know why the karma of being here seems so healing, but it is. Your comments about spacing are true, as well. It is only a matter of time before Blogger starts writing my scripts for me, as well. EFH

  14. I find composites to be really jarring at first, I have to get my head around them. Once I do, once I can take the whole thing in, I find the art compelling. Maybe it's because I need to work at experiencing it!

    I like all the pieces of this, and together they work beautifully. (Though I agree about the quote!)


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