We’re heading in to our last week of studying Artistic Blur through post-processing for this month’s Exploring with a Camera, and I want to talk about mood. Underlying my pause this week has been a definitely moodiness. There is something more driving this need for a break; something is brewing, I can feel it. And it’s the happiest of feelings either, it’s a pent up, moody feeling. It’s a harbinger-of-change kind of feeling.
Yesterday when I sat down to create, that moodiness really needed to come out. Artistic Blur was my friend. Blending gaussian blur with the original image and textures helped me create the mood in this piece:
Even as I wanted to create a darker mood, this doesn’t strike me as a scary piece. There is still light and color. Just as I know there is light and color in whatever is brewing under the surface of this pause. I will end up where I need to be.
How is Artistic Blur in post-processing working for you? Have you had a chance to play around yet? Artistic Blur is a fantastic tool for expressing a mood. Let’s see what mood you are in.