A full color photograph I have altered to capture the noir mood of midnight in Kyoto on a night long passed. Desaturating the photograph to black and white, I retained just the barest whisper of faded selective color in the ancient bonsai tree to suggest its strength and endurance through the ages, and significantly adjusted the lighting to give it emphasis and add moody drama to my scene. In the end I managed to make myself want to transcend time and space and find myself standing in this place, and that gives me an inordinate amount of satisfaction. While I'm trying to figure out how to do exactly that, please visit my Asian Art gallery to see more of my Far East artwork.
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March 13th, 2021
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