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Preparing for the next exhibit

This is an exhibit being readied at the Nasher Museum of Art, which was featured in the last few posts here at image-in-ing. These aren't my photos. Rather there is a professor at a nearby university that has his students select work to be displayed in this part of the museum, and they apparently critique the photos as part of their class work. The art on display in this area of the Nasher changes each semester.

Some more from the Nasher Museum

The mocking of Christ

Three saints: Teresa of Avila, Mary (Mother of Jesus) and Barbara

Mary views the instruments of the Passion.

More from the Nasher Art Museum

This next piece interested me especially since it seemed to suggest different things depending on the angle from which it was viewed. It wouldn't "go" in our home, but it IS interesting.

Fun with textures in Photoshop

Overlaying a photo like this with a texturized layer can significantly alter the appearance. This orchid was transformed to a softer, more romantic image.

A similar effect is seen in this example.

It may not be quite as apparent in this example, but it is also possible to layer with textures and to add a bit of "pop" to the image.

Are you interested in seeing how this is done? Check this link for a tutorial!

I''ll never be a cotton farmer!

I'd seen cotton plants when they were ready to harvest, but had never seen what the flower looks like. So I ordered some seeds from Amazon (you can get nearly ANYTHING from Amazon!) Unfortunately I planted them rather late, but was pleased when I finally had blooms:
Waiting for the blossom to open...

Finally - a beautiful creamy white flower.!
The flower begins to change from creamy to pink in a day or so...

And darkens still further before losing all its petals within a few days of opening.
Unfortunately, I had planted them late in the season, and when the temps dropped, I realized that the only way I'd see the cotton bolls burst forth is by bringing my two plants inside.

Weeks went by and I had nearly given up when ------>

So I've learned that although I'm not likely to become a cotton farmer, I still enjoyed watching the process. I have a few seeds left and think I'll plant them earlier in the season next year!