Altered Horizons 50

Altered Horizons 50 Robin Botie of Ithaca, New York, photoshops fabricated landscapes when she feels depressed.

It was raining for days and days. Cooped up alone at home, I felt isolated and depressed. And frustrated because I had to delay my plan to focus on photographing bodies of water. I’d been hoping to shoot my pond and Cayuga Lake downtown, maybe Bullhead Pond up in Connecticut Hill. Instead, hunkering down in the house with mugs of hot chocolate, I rummaged through the kitchen and found a vase that reflected light like a rippled stream. In the high shelves where rarely used serving pieces lie in wait, there appeared a glass platter that could pick up the tiniest bit of light in the dim. In Photoshop, I paired these images to produce the fabricated landscape of the week.

Altered Horizons 50

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6 thoughts on “Altered Horizons 50

  1. Margaret Wakeley

    Gorgeous! Such serene light and beauty on a grey day belies the way you were feeling. Ah, art!

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    1. Robin Botie Post author

      So great to hear from you again, Margaret. I like that word – ‘serene.’ Sounds like something I might be able to grow into. Kinda like ‘gratitude’ was. Thank you.

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  2. Lucy Bergström

    Hi Robin,
    You are so clever to find a pond in a vase! Glass is such a mystical material. I like how the curve of the platter is repeated in the “ripple” of the vase.
    Love, Lucy

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    1. Robin Botie Post author

      I don’t know if it’s clever or a curse, Lucy. Because I can’t stop this now, this seeing tiny landscapes in everything. I’m patiently letting this run its course while I figure out what will be next in my artistic explorations. Sooner or later I might begin finding eyes and animals in my surroundings. But for now, it’s ponds and oceans and skies and mountains…. Lots of love back to you.

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    1. Robin Botie Post author

      OMG all this rain. What a neat few days we had of sun. Didn’t even mind the cold. And now it’s warm again but rainy. But all the greening up makes all the down-pouring worth it. It’s lovely and green out there today. And raining.

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