Photo of a pond reflection turned into this…

I really LOVE how this project looks. What started out as an attempt to photograph coy in a pond transformed into an abstract, colorful, mashup of shapes and designs. Before revealing the final products, though, here is the original.

The vertical lines filling the bottom right area are railings of a staircase. This pond is in the middle of a townhome/apartment complex.

I’ll admit it’s kind of boring to look at but I really like the way the reflection is in focus and has nice curved lines and lots of potential. Then I sat down at my computer…


It was a rainy day in Nashville so I granted myself time to just sit at the computer and play around with effects, colors, and brush types. This is what came from that.

First round of editing
Final edit: original image in black & white, with colorful additions spread around the piece

Liking this post, or commenting below, is a treat in itself! But if you feel compelled you can check out both of these on FineArtAmerica to see how they would look on a variety of products like canvas, framed art, pillows, and more.

I have loved diving into this creative side, editing photos with no expectations or limits. It’s been so fun!

Thanks for stopping by…

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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