Art from Organic Waste

by Benny Law December. 05, 2019 523 views

If you have been reading some of my previous posts, you will probably have noticed that I like exploring what I can do with image processing tools to create art from boring, ordinary photos. Since I work from home, I don't go out very often, so I am always looking for shooting ideas at home when I'm on a break.

In this post, I am going to share a couple of abstract artistic images that I created from some photos of "organic waste" left on my dining table. Read the captions if you want to know what the organic waste was. I have included the original photos at the end to give you a better idea.

Created from a photo of chicken bones and shrimp shells on a green plate.

Created from a photo of chicken bones and shrimp shells on a green plate.

The main image source of this creation is from a photo of chicken bones and a fork on a yellow plate.

The main image source of this creation is from a photo of chicken bones and a fork on a yellow plate.

Here are the originals from which the artistic images were created.

Here are the originals from which the artistic images were created.

Thanks to the amazing power of the image editing software in my toolbox, I can really enjoy myself creating art even from waste images. 😊

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 9 months ago

Somehow I thought I was following you and was wondering why I had not seen any posts from you. Then I figured out why I was not seeing any posts.smile  I am glad you posted the photo of the chicken bones and fork because initially when I read the captions, the image I had of the source had absolutely no resemblance to what you posted. I really like what you ended up with, both in #1 and in #2 very unique. Occasionally, I try my hand at "pushing and pulling knobs and levers" and come out with something unique as well. I came across a method called "twirl effects" using Photoshop/elements that also creates abstract images, I find it to be a very relaxing activity.

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Benny Law Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 9 months ago

It is very relaxing indeed. I could be totally immersed in it and time would just disappear. I am not a very creative person, but having these magical tools allows me to squeeze out the few drops of creative juice I may find in me.😊

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Russell Smith 1 year, 9 months ago

Quite graphic and abstract at the same time. #1 is something I also could see as a pattern on fabric.

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Benny Law Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 9 months ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, Russell.

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Yokai - 1 year, 9 months ago

Creative and original images indeed!

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Benny Law Replied to Yokai - 1 year, 9 months ago

Thank you so much, Yokai!

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Lee Santiva 1 year, 9 months ago

Are you kidding me? I never would have thought! I really like #1 and #2 - I love abstraction in photography and these are really cool! I'll have to check your blog when I have more time to see if you describe how to apply this technique, because I'd be interesting in trying it next year...

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Benny Law Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year, 9 months ago

The process is not repeatable unfortunately. I just take an original photo and keep applying different effects with different parameters by trial and error until I arrive at something that I like. I am often amazed at what eventually comes out at the end of the process, but sometimes I also fail. I use a combination of IrfanView, Paint.NET (PhotoBlog turned this into a link but it's not), and PhotoShop Elements, but mainly the first two which are free. Do try it yourself. It's lots of fun, and I'm sure you'll be successful given your creativity. 😊

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 9 months ago

Nothing to do with the original smile

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Benny Law Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 9 months ago

The end result does look very different, and I am surprised to see it too. 😲😃

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Gone Fishing Without A Pole 1 year, 9 months ago

Wow nice abstract creativity there Benny! Looks like you also enjoyed the meal ahead of time! LOL

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Benny Law Replied to Gone Fishing Without A Pole 1 year, 9 months ago

Thanks, Buster! Yeah, I'm grateful to be able to enjoy 3 meals a day without worrying about where my next meal will come from. Having these toys to play with is a huge bonus.

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