Yes, I know, too many dreams . . . well, some say there is no such thing as too many dreams.
As a quick update for them who come in halfway through these updates, these are my photos processed by the site Deep Dream. The processing consists of a “smart” program that takes the original photo and blends in elements of a second photo you provide. You can also use the photos they have.
This being a crappy app, and me being on a phone, it’s not that easy linking the site (or, I’m too lazy to do it). If interested, I have a whole series of these. Use the search function of the blog and look for Deep Dream. You should get all of the posts on the subject.
Here’s the first photo . . .
This series is — in a flash of creative energy — called The Machines.
By the way, I would normally add these to the Deep Dream SmugMug Gallery, but this being the crappy app, I’ll wait until I get back before doing that. Sorry.
Anyway, The Machines is a loose collection of things that could be considered machines. Duh! The above boat is from our Caribbean cruise, and it’s appeared before in other DD efforts. Here’s another variation.
People might recognize the sewing machine pattern. Well, some people. Others won’t know what the heck I’m talking about. Also, no, that was not the cruise ship.
That boat is actually a miniature and it was featured in one of my photography posts about merging layers composed of multiple photos focused on different parts of the object so as to obtain a closeup photo with a deep depth of field.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t worry . . . neither do I.
I’m not sure if this next one can be considered a machine . . . but I think it qualifies as one.
As does this next one . . . a wind ornament that is itself often used as a style photo (the photo that gets “blended in”) for other DD efforts.
This next machine was featured in the Lava post sporting a different treatment.
That typewriter is blended with a photo of a clown . . . I think it gives it a nice look.
Of course, when people think of machines, they think of something else . . . like, perhps, an airplane.
That’s one of my favorite WW II planes – – the P-38 Lightning. It’s not a great conversion, but it’s OK.
I can’t remember the name of this plane, but here are a couple of conversions of it . . .
This next scene is from the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, also a shot that has appeared before.
I have a few more shots of planes from the Air Zoo. If you — dear reader — care to, you can search for “Air Zoo” using the search function on the sidebar (if you are on a PC — I don’t know how to do a search on the phone since it doesn’t show the sidebar) and read my post on what is probably one of the best airplanes museums I’ve visited.
Here’s another version of the above . . .
Here are the rest of them as I’m neglecting my duties of visitor and need to wrap this up.
Oh, OK, I’ll keep up my narration . . . That’s the same plane that was used with the lava shot, here blended with the clown photo also previously used.
This next plane — an awesome plane — is the SR-71B (the trainer version). Here are two versions of it . . .
You can see the extra canopy behind the regular canopy.
There’s one more machine . . . It’s a Jaguar E-type . . .
Not a great conversion, but interesting. How about these?
The original photo has appeared before. The car is a cherry red color.
And, that, dear readers, is it for this post. Yet another phone post is in the can . . . or it will be once I punch “publish.”
My usual disclaimer . . . this was composed on the phone. Please call Samsung and Google (Android) and WordPress with any complaints about bad spelling, missing or extra letters, or poor writing in general.