Altered Horizons 53

Altered Horizons 53 Robin Botie of Ithaca, New York, photoshops a fabricated landscape in dealing with depression and coping with change.

For my fabricated landscape this week I challenged myself to turn the trunk of a shagbark hickory tree into an ocean. The sky I added above was taken from a photo of my pond during a rainstorm. In order to get the hazy light-scattering effect at the horizon line, I turned the photo of the rain-dappled pond upside down and whitened the edge where the sea meets the sky. This lightening allows for a peaceful calming effect. The texture, however, makes for an edgy kind of calm, one that could easily erupt into stormy chaos.


Altered Horizons 53

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4 thoughts on “Altered Horizons 53

    1. Robin Botie Post author

      Thank you, Elaine. There’s something about it that makes me love it too, although it doesn’t really have a watery or sea-like quality to it. Gonna try to focus on water for my next weeks of this. Thanks for the encouragement.


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