Monday, October 4, 2010


10.04.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

Who would have thought a toothbrush would offer color, texture, and possibly interest? We think of these implements primarily for their function and not for their design...and yet, there are multiple dimensions. Brushing away debris and cleansing for freshness is a daily more ways than one! Imagining and creating a tool to do so needs to consider both facets of effectiveness and efficiency.

Brushing away color in parts of a photograph to focus on a particular area is a great post-processing technique to guide the eye and create emphasis. Determining the spotlight is always a key factor...evident in 'real' life, as well. Some people relish the limelight and prominence while others abhor it. Like the tools and the photographs of them, one needs to respect their basic characteristics and enhance only as appropriate. Naples, FL

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