This is an extraordinary image, Pamela. I know I'm smitten by your work in general, but this is serious stuff. Very Turneresque with its use of yellows and blues - normally colours of happiness, but here transformed into the smoke and flames of destruction. The sharp, tilted, jagged spikes, some groups resembling the outlines of churches, capture the dreadful aftermath of the fall of the Towers. In the abstract shapes of the "smoke", the imaginary eye can see distorted faces. You've captured depth by use of aerial perspective, darker tones to the fore, lighter to the back.
I think this is brilliant. You must push this as much as you can.
David Thank you for your wonderful comments - you've certainly made me look at my own work with new eyes! I was in two minds whether to post this or not but decided to try it out and see what happened. Everything that I created in this Bryce image is pure chance, not design. The spikes just ended up like that, and the material that I used for the smoke just finished the image off to perfection. This is an old image that I submitted for a challenge ages and agens ago at Wet Canvas (remember them?) and I just resized it up from its previous dimensions with no loss of resolution etc. I will submit this to some of the other groups that I belong to and see what comes up. Thank you as always for your very uplifting comments. Cheers Pamela
Pamela - I know that you say these images are pure chance, not design, and I suppose strictly that may be correct. But, you see it. Out of all the possibilities of form, all the possibilities of palette, all the possibilities of overlaying, processing and so on - you see this. Nobody else could have produced this. I suppose to me it is a bit like saying that a great landscape photographer came across a fabulous view by chance. That may be true, but the photographer has the eye to spot what makes a great image and the technical know-how to capture it. You are scanning the digital landscapes that you create and come across the great view.
Anyway, for what it is worth, I think this is a stunning image.