Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Carbon Project: COLORS

So, some of you know about my Carbon Project which I started last Spring and spoke about in a recent post.  The Project which originally started out being strictly black & white very soon incorporated slight color toning, and then full color -- first desaturated, but finally, full candy tones.  It's surreal living in New York City, sometimes.  Why shouldn't my depiction convey a similar sense?   Above are a bit of this color portion of the Carbon Project, along with detail shots.

My only problem now is the rendering in print... inkjet printers are not always capable of the subtleness of my colors, with green-blues to full greeny-greens coming out particularly flat.  Bleahh.  Something I have to work on.  Might have to do this part off-site [have someone else print them.]

18 comments:

Lady Ren said...

I love that you are using more colors. Great projet.

sMacThoughts said...

Maybe it's the better weather influencing me?

Little Dickens Designs said...

Interesting project. That photo at the top of your blog is amazing!

sMacThoughts said...

Thank you, Little Dickens... that is part of the hedges which surround my summer home under which I played as a child. It was taken with an old polaroid, and old film. It can be found in my shop. :)

jim bradshaw said...

They look like delicious candy buildings. Hmmmm...which flavor to chose. I really really need to learn more about this whole camera raw thing. Wonderful stuff, Susan!

sMacThoughts said...

Yes, some of the colors remind me of Jolly Ranchers. And Jim, you must discover the power of Raw!!

Lala's Pequenos said...

I like where you are going with this! They do remind me of some amazing sunsets I had in the city. Very surreal indeed.
-Alessandra

Dean Grey said...

sMacThoughts!

Powerful yet pretty!

-Dean

silver2turquoise said...

I love the colors.
Always been a B&W girl, but with this I can have it all.

sMacThoughts said...

allesandra ..... Yes, just like those "red sky at night, sailor's delight" type of skies!

dean ..... thank you!

silver2turquoise .... Yay!

Eggman Studios said...

Wow! These photos are amazing! Very surreal--they look like 3D computer renderings. Love. :)

sMacThoughts said...

Thanks Michelle!

Diana said...

Wow! Such dreamy photos!

sMacThoughts said...

Gosh, that's wonderful of you to say, Diana!

amy said...

this is a really cool project! i remember when i've spent time in new york, even though i think of it kind of dreary weather-wise--it's actually so colorful and always changing, constantly vibrant. and yes, the colors look like jolly ranchers! fun.

sMacThoughts said...

OH so true... the colors are always changing!

jdavissquared said...

I love the surreal nature of your work!

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sMacThoughts said...

Thanks, let me come visit!