Playing with Surrealism

by Sylvia Warren March. 24, 2019 491 views

I enjoy taking pictures... editing not so much. My white balance is set to Daylight pretty much all of the time, so I don't play around with too much when I'm editing... until a few months ago, and I found an interesting way to interpret my photographs.

These images were taken along Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore - now known as Indiana Dunes National Park (this was 100 years in the making, by the way) - our country's newest national park.


Before... a stretch of the lake shore features Century of Progress Homes from the 1933 World's Fair. This home is known as the Florida Tropical House.

After... not only did I play with the white balance, I also converted it into a negative.

Before... WW I slowed the action to creating this area into a national park. An unfortunate result is that the shoreline is sandwiched in between factories to the east and the west. It's a beautiful spot despite the smoke stacks in the distance, and on a clear day you can see Chicago. I'm not a chemist but I would venture to guess the coloration in the water is not natural.

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