Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Favorite Fiction

“Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life”
Simone Weil 1909-1943

My favorite fiction these days is not a book or movie... it's Photoshop. It makes reality very tweakable. This is a photo of a sculpture in downtown San Jose, California. It looks to be an empty free falling stars and strips aviator suit. I don't know what it's called or who the sculptor is but I like it. I removed it's pedestal with Photoshop to enhance the free falling effect. You can see the pedestal by placing your cursor over the bottom part of the photo. The building in the background is the corporate headquarters of Adobe, the company that makes Photoshop.
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This weeks theme for Corner View is "favorite fiction". There's more fiction in the blogs below. Thanks to Francesca for hosting, Beth for choosing the theme and Jane for getting this whole thing started.

francesca, jane, theresa, ian, joyce, isabelle, kari, jgy, lise, otli, dorte, skywriting, tikjewit, sophie, daan, wander chow, kelleyn, sammi, annakenza, rosamaría, victoria, mlle paradis, tzivia, tania, nadine, cate, cole, ibb, kasia, juniper, flowtops, valerie, robida, beth

26 comments:

  1. That is cool. If i baked you a cake, would you teach me how to do that?
    XXX

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  2. Hei! Love what you have doen with this picture! :)

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  3. i was already wondering, and then, of course, you being you, all was revealed. can i say i like the total free fall just a little better?
    n♥

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  4. Yes fiction is everywhere (even in something so technical as a computer software!) You just have to find it… what you did so well!

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  5. oh, so, now i've seen in your comment you favourite is THE POISONWOOD BIBLE.... i see. i've got it in a box, somewhere and am waiting for the right moment to read it. hm.. looking forward to that. why is it favourite, might i ask? n♥

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  6. Woolf- The Poisonwood Bible is about an American missionary family that move to the Belgian Congo in 1959. The plight of the family mirrors the struggle of the country to emerge into the post-colonial era. The story is told from the different perspectives of the five women of the family. It is very moving, deeply textured and reads like poetry.

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  7. Love the feeling of this picture!

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  8. Great effect! You shouldn't have given away the trick, I'd still sit here wondering! ;o)

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  9. The frontier between fiction and reality seems each week thinner in your pictures ;-)

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  10. And what did you do to his hands?!?

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  11. I would love to learn how to use photoshop. it seems terribly complicated to me.

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  12. great effect for this fiction!!
    falling and i was looking ( i did not read your words yet) and I saw something moving...really nice!

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  13. Stefanie- there are no hands and the helmet is empty too.

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  14. Weil says :“Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life” ... and then say dreams take up another 1/4 ... what's left for nonfiction :)

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  15. I was wondering how you were going to make a photographic statement re: favorite fiction. Quite clever!

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  16. Photoshop is at the moment my most-used tool. The pictures are great. So much can be done playing with photoshop

    Do you speak german?:)

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  17. Photoshop and miracles ... This is my daily working tool.
    The result is nice and fun :)

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  18. What I like about fiction is, it's 'true' in the new visual reality you create.

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  19. Great ... I discovered Photoshop recently and I can spend hours playing with it !!

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  20. Incredible what you can do with photoshop! I am in admiration... I just point, click and download...

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  21. Photoshop is so great. It is some years since I last used it but I had great fun. Looking at what fun you´ve had I might need to get photoshop...
    That image is fantastic!

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  22. i love that you call photoshop your favorite fiction!

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  23. I love you take on this theme. I want to learn how to photoshop!

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