“Water Lilies is an extension of my life. Without the water the lilies cannot live, as I am without art.”
― Claude Monet
My eighth composite for my fifty-two-week project started out as something else entirely. I knew that I wanted to do something with water.
Many of the first images I was working with contained rain. There was an image of raindrops on a grill cover, trees in rain, children looking longingly out of the window on a rainy day, a rainy day sky, and a friend holding an umbrella.
I tried many different combinations using these images. Nothing seemed to come together.
Since I love color, my eyes kept being drawn to the colorful umbrella. While the colorful umbrella was still loaded into Photoshop, I began perusing my files. I stumbled upon an image of a frog looking into a scene. I took this image while visiting my brother and his wife this past summer. I thought, perhaps, I could tie the two images together in some way.
As I studied the images carefully, I remembered a scene I photographed during the fall of vivid colors in a garden containing water lilies. The colorful reflections of fall leaves on the water were amazing!
Once I began playing with these images, I was able to create something that made me happy.
I hope it will make you happy, too!