Saturday, February 24, 2007

Claro's Eye

Claro Cortes sent us today in Banggaan a beautiful photo of a foggy day in China. Awesome picture, must be published now around the world. Claro takes photos for Reuters (where he's photo editor) Beijing. Many photos we see in major newspapers were taken by Claro from recent Sydney Olympics, thru to Melbourne major tennis to Beijing Formula 1 Grand Prix. This photo even hit the San Francisco Chronicle, a scan of which was sent to us by member artist Mel Vera Cruz in the USA.

In this artists, writers & photographers group started by Ding Roces we usually do photoshop interactive collision of images. Ding initiated it with a scan of his hand, followed by an additional
globe in hand by Glenn Bautista, an artist member from Manila.

Hence I posted to Banggaan another version of Claro's famous photo (2nd image). In my letter to the group I said I didn't mean to deface the photo but just to explore visual possibilities for a fitting tribute to a Great Eye.

In Photoshop I started working on Claro's photo by tweaking it into blue under Image>Hue/Saturation. Then I used filter>distort>twirl tricks and a bit of playful sponge saturation and light filter.

Visit Claro's website to see more of his amazing photographs. (Right click headline to open new tab.)

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At Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 2:13:00 PM GMT+11 , Blogger koAla Paredes said...

Hi tito Edd! Dumadaan lang!


At Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 11:12:00 AM GMT+11 , Blogger Toto Ed said...

it would always take another special eye to eye ball what's in another or even beyond... without having to usurp the pristine and originally great attributes of the first. superb bangga, tukks, of an inimitable Claro Cortes piece.

At Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 7:07:00 PM GMT+11 , Blogger MVC said...

salamat edd sa pag-mention. galing ng photo at ng bangga. mabuhay ka at si claro!


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