The very clever Cory posted some great shots on her flickr photosteam along with a link to a tutorial on how to make planets out of landscape photographs. I immediately had to try it. Of course, since I don’t take a lot of landscape shots, I had to get a bit more creative. The end result are some abstracted photos that I still like to think of as planets.
Planet Crow Fly
(or as my husband likes to call it “Planet Pucker”)
Planet Falling Water
Planet Falling Water (inverted)
I turned the 3 steps in this process into an “action” which made it a lot easier to play with all kinds of photos in a relatively short amount of time. I had a lot of very strange results. But these, I’m happy with these.
I also ended up with a couple (below) that looked nothing like planets (even to someone with the most vivid imagination), but I like them just the same.