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February 2019 Newsletter

On the last day of the shortest month, that’s a fitting time to write a newsletter about a February that was jam packed with creative productivity! My spherical art technique continues to evolve, and I experimented with some new techniques this month.
In my last newsletter, I showed you a series of “rooms” with images created inside of a tetrahedron, the simplest of polyhedrons. I did quite a few more and exhausted that idea, for now. Here is a composite with a few of the newer “rooms.” I especially like the “pool room.”
Rooms
The last image above on the right shows a room that appears to have reflections of the pattern on its shiny walls. That started me off on a new series of images that have a lot of additional detail, which is created by the patterns reflecting on glossy surfaces. I combined that technique with a new editing process in PhotoShop. I now output my 3D images in 32 bit HDR, or “high-dynamic-range” format. High-dynamic-range imaging is a technique used in photography to reproduce a greater range of luminosity than is possible with standard digital imaging or photographic techniques. The aim is to present a similar range of luminance to that experienced through the human eye.
Each of the following four images were created with HDR, with the two on the left using the additive detail that reflections provide. I’m excited about the unique colors and increased tonal ranges that this HDR technique makes possible!
Lastly, I enjoyed Valentines Day by doing the heart-shaped designs below: The last one below, is a photo of my snow-slushy driveway, after the mail lady pulled in with her van, and then backed out. I just happened to be out there with my cellphone, and snapped this shot of her tire tracks. She unknowingly created two linked hearts, a day before Valentines!
Hearts
All of the images this month were created inside of a four-sided tetrahedron, except the one in the driveway!
Have a great March! Before it’s over, I hope to share a new video and some art with you in my next newsletter.
-Paul

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