Dream Catcher II

A continuation along the theme of one of my favorite early works. See the source components here.

Aspiring Nymph

Bringing together disparate images from different places and times, from the trees of Malaysia, to the streets of DC and the Carolina sky. See the source components here.

Flying Into The Doric Sea

flying-into-the-doric-sea-richard-smith-rsmithings-comMoving from a seat in the woods through to the moving ocean via a Doric doorway with a moth as a guide. See the source components here.

Musical Acompaniament: Chainsaw Kittens – Dive Into The Sea

Nolite Putare Multum

Mind control… overthinking… what happens when thoughts exceed the imagination? Sometimes the course of least action can be the best. See the source components here.

Vacationers II

Vacationers II - Richard Smith - RSMITHINGS.comA continuation from one of my favorite pieces I did about a year ago. See the source components here.

Be The Butterfly II

Be The Butterfly II - Richard Smith - RSMITHINGS.comA continuation from one of my favorite pieces I did a few years ago. See the source components here.

Vacationers

Vacationers - Richard Smith - RSMITHINGS.com

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From mountains to sea, from treetops to shore, from sky to land we go. Shot over a 3-week period in spring across trips of my own along these lines. This composition uses snapshots from two recent mini-vacations of mine: one to a wooded mountain retreat, the other to the beach. I combined them with images of a moth that landed on my washing machine, and considered the title a reference to the photos’ origin as well as a whimsical take on the action depicted. See the source components here.

Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher - Richard Smith - rsmithings.com

This is one of my first photomontages, and still one of my favorites. It was this composition that helped the concept click in my own brain that I could do something interesting with local elements and basic principles of composition. It started with the tree, when the setting sun caught the top just right in front of the clouds one afternoon in my neighborhood. A couple of hands and a moth later — voila! See the source components at Flickr.

Tree In A Moth

Tree In A Moth - Richard Smith - rsmithings.com

Photomontage of a macro moth view and a backlit tree. Both shot by me via iPhone using the Hipstamatic app set with John S. Lens and Rock BW-11 film. Tree later processed with Dynamic Light app’s “Solarize” feature; moth shot with a macro lens by Photojojo. Both blended into final image with Photoforge2. Back in the days when I was devoted to the square image format. See the source components at Flickr.