Tuesday, April 15, 2008

For the birds -

"Birdhouse I"
digitally manipulated fractal flame by Mick Mather
A new series seems to be emerging from The Secret Visual Laboratory. The key word here is emerging, and decidedly so, since the original idea has been quite a long time in development. It started not quite 2 years ago in British Columbia with a marvelous photograph of a birdhouse by Lelainia N. Lloyd who has an equally marvelous blog called Tattered Edge. I fell in love with that image and wasted no time requesting permission to fiddle about with it. Anyway, this birdhouse is not a manipulation of Lelainia's birdhouse, but it's due to follow along in short order I believe. Keep a birds eye open for it, okay?

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14 Comments:

Blogger SusuPetal said...

I like these colours, this is spring -blue skies, green leaves; a paradise for a bird.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

Well you had my full attention from the title. I shall watch this series with great interest!
I am going to link up to your new series on my post...if your unhappy I will remove it:)

10:40 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

I have no idea how you have done this birdhouse but the colors are so beautiful.

1:38 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

susupetal:
That's right. We're all looking for a bright, warm place in the sun. Is it coming or not? :)

lisa sarsfield:
Thanks so much and I'm glad you like this. Of course I'm delighted to have any links to the work in this new series at your site that you may want to provide! Oh boy!

hpy:
The piece is completely generated from fractal and digital drawing softwares that I use here at The Secret Visual Laboratory, Hélène. Then, the usual fun begins as I filter and layer, filter and layer. The original orientation of this piece was downside up ... sometimes, you have to turn this sort of work upside down. :D

4:44 AM  
Blogger Elegia said...

It is like spring in a fan (And I don't need a football fan or fan club!!! Just fan).

7:35 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

elegia:
I'm very confused, but, waiting for spring like everyone else. :)

5:25 PM  
Blogger THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT said...

i like this, different from what else i've seen. i feel bad complaining about the weather here when i know it is a lot colder where you are.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

the charm school dropout:
Thanks a lot, Sarah. I do a lot more of these fractal pieces than I used to do and will likely continue. Don't worry about the weather, someone has to live here. Besides, it was a perfect 70 degrees today!

7:01 PM  
Blogger The Artful Eye said...

Lovely work here. I'm curious about digital. I will be back.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Elegia said...

Hmm, I have no idea what I was writing. I meant I don't mean fan, but fan... Like all women have (fan). Hm, sorry. I confused too. :)

1:13 AM  
Blogger Shani said...

I like this blue and green, quite appropriate for Spring! (hey, that rhymed)

8:48 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

the artful eye:
Digital work is no more than a new set of tools, complete with the steep learning curve one can apply to almost anything new in life. I'm glad you like this one. :)

elegia:
It's a bit more clear this time 'round, Elegia. :)

shani:
I'm beginning to feel that little buzz at the tips of my fingers and toes ... I LOVE Spring! :D

4:16 PM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OOOh, I LOVE THIS! SUPER! great colors and comp! Needs to be in Silk Creek somewhere!

10:16 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

mary stebbins taitt:
Thanks so much, mary. Silk Creek, eh? Permission granted ... is there another issue due anytime soon?

11:52 AM  

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