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Photo Play: Moku Hanga App and the Sydney Opera House

April 6, 2019

I thought you might enjoy seeing the results of my favorite pastime – playing with imagery.

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Moku Hanga is an IOS app that filters your images in something akin to a Japanese woodcut style. At least that is what the app description says. I think it just abstracts the colors and finds edges in a beautiful way.

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I love abstract art and I love architecture. With a camera in hand I’ve always loved filtering out much of the view to find the most striking lines and shapes.

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Turning the lens on an angle, zooming in, seeing things in a new light.

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Th architecture here is abstract to begin with. I love punching up contrast, editing the frame, softening or strengthening the colors to emphasize certain shapes or shadows.

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Sometimes I love the abstract and the close-up too much and will find that I’ve come home with nothing but details and no context for where the place what. I have to consciously remember to step back and take an overall photo.

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I see these images being translated into my textile art in future.

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Mary
    April 6, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Love your abstracts. I also use the Moku Hanga app for my buildings – it adds so much depth and color, as well as edges as you say.

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