Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Movement : Week 9 Let's do 52

Baba Yaga's Daughter

This lovely lady is a street musician in Glasgow, Scotland, on Buchanan St.  from last summer.   I'm pretty sure her mother, an older version of herself, was playing just a block away.  Similar music, and similar costume.  If you look closely, you'll see skulls on her head scarf--a dead giveaway for Baba Yaga! And then there's the doppelganger aspect, and the young to old theme, as well.

I chose this one for Movement, because I can still see her fingers moving to play the accordion, and the gypsy music makes me want to dance dance dance ...

To put you in the mood, enjoy this little video of Russian Gypsy Music :


For the image at the top of this post, I played with the photo processing to make it look more like a painting, or illustration.

Photo Processing Recipe :
Layer 1) Background Image
Layer 2) Spot Healing and Cleanup
Layer 3) Topaz Impression - Georgia O'Keefe
Layer 4) Topaz Impression - Photo Painting (Soft Light at 49%)
Layer 5) 2LO Texture 3(2) - Soft Light 100%

I am participating in Denise Love's 2017 "Let's Do 52 : 52 Weeks of Photo Prompts" to kick start the lull in my photography.   If you'd like to join us, find out more at the link above.  The more the merrier!

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