Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details – “2304 Rain” Revisited

One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite – that particular peach is but a detail.

Pablo Picasso

Earlier in the week, I blogged a beautiful place in Second Life called “2304 Rain”. While it is a visually stunning location, I am, primarily a portrait photographer. It’s rare that I take a photo that doesn’t include a human being. While I love to find beautiful locations for my backdrop, I always focus on the person, whether it is me or someone else.

For this challenge, I could have chosen to take a photo that had a person (me) as the subject and rework it so that the focus is the location. In this shot, the location is the star – the detail is drawn from the way I have cropped and processed the picture.

This is the raw shot:

1 Rain_048

And this is my take on “Lost in the Details”:

1 Rain_048 detail

I was drawn to the floating umbrella when I picked this spot to shoot. It was a small detail in the original, but in the reworked image, it’s now the star. The umbrella has become my peach.

9 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details – “2304 Rain” Revisited

    • peepsideshow March 2, 2013 / 12:39 pm

      Thank you! I’m hooked on Second Life photography and I love sharing them 🙂

    • peepsideshow March 2, 2013 / 4:04 pm

      Thanks! I loved it the moment I saw it 🙂 I’m glad I had a reason to feature it!

  1. Cyn March 2, 2013 / 11:44 pm

    Hmmm. Second life photography. I have never heard of this, but I think I understand what it might be. Very interesting. This is the first time I have ever seen anything like this… Also, I love the way you pulled the house with the light in the window, the crow and the umbrella out from the first image. It’s the perfect detail — a story all its own! (Also, thanks for commenting on my blog!)

    • peepsideshow March 3, 2013 / 12:17 am

      Thank you for this lovely comment 🙂 Virtual worlds have a beauty all their own. The creativity of the people who create not just the spaces, but the clothes, the avatar components (shape and skin), the accessories (hair and eyes), even the movements, constantly amaze me. I am pleased to introduce this concept to people who are unfamiliar with Second Life (and other worlds).

  2. Island Traveler March 5, 2013 / 10:00 am

    Beautiful, moving, totally engaging . Draws the reader so close it is hard to let go.

    • peepsideshow March 5, 2013 / 10:13 am

      Thank you 🙂 I strive to portray a mood with every photo I post. I hope I have achieved this. I appreciate your comment.

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