11/15/09 - Escape Into an Alternate Reality (or something like that)
I've been wanting to take pictures of the box cars in Fuquay for a while now. Yesterday I finally stopped to do so. Always something neat about trains to me. I've been staring at this car with the open doors for quite some time. It hasn't moved for months. Anyway, I grabbed some pictures of it and it's buddies and played around with them last night. With no special effects, I guess they are just orange box cars:-( So I converted to B&W and played with settings. Still boring. Then I decided to try and do a 'Wizard of OZ' kindof thing where it's B&W on one side but color through the door. I tried 5 pictures for the color one at least and different processing of them too. I'm not really happy with the outcome, but it's what I worked on last night, so I'll upload it today anyway. The sci fi girl in me keeps thinking wormhole or Stargate and that I need movement between the sides. But then the City on the Edge of Forever didn't have too much motion I don't think in that door. That said, maybe I needed to wave the inserted picture. Well, I twirled it anyway. Something to think about some more!
Some other trials and the original are in my November gallery here:
Poor Johnny caught the stomach bug that Joey had and he and I missed the birthday party yesterday...just heartbreaking. Hopefully he is some better today.
Have a great Sunday!