Sunspots

Sunspots - Richard Smith - RSMITHINGS.comThis is more of an exercise, but I’m pleased with the results enough to consider it an official composition. There’s more distress and less detail than I usually include, but being in the right spot at the right time, under a right kind of tree with the sun in the right position in the sky is what prompted me to take this photo. I knew immediately it would make for some interesting results, especially with a Man Ray-style solarization technique. Add to that a subtle dandelion in the background mirroring one in the foreground, and there you have it. See the source components here. Musical accompaniment: Nine Inch Nails, “Sunspots” (obviously).