Bitter-Sweet 2021

Most memorable skyscape of 2021 after an early summer storm.

I didn’t take many photos in 2021 (life happened…), but this cloud formation called to me and I’m so happy I took the shot.


Sometimes images have many lives

Drifting into the future

When curiosity brings them back to life

Creating a new world

For the original to inhabit

I spent many moments playing with editing old photos since my fresh supply was lacking due to mobility issues. Here I present the steps to the final result of one of my creations.

Step 1 – My peace lily from 2016 inspired the final image. I love to explore the alternate world of abstraction and investigate the interaction between shape, light and minimal color. I was very new to exploring the possibilities of photography at this point. Intrigued by the life of shadows.

Step 2– Isolating the shadow shape of interest.

Step 3– Beginning to play with the abstract possibilities of top, floral shadow.

Step 4– Final 2021 image of a starry, fantasy world.



About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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18 Responses to Bitter-Sweet 2021

  1. VJ Knutson says:

    Thank goodness for photos to edit. Nice to see you here, Olga. How is the hip coming?

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    • Olga says:

      Hi V.J. Nice to hear from you also. Yes, old photos can be a godsend at times. Hip is doing really good. No pain in the joint. Some muscle pain, but that will heal slowly. Just need to keep moving. I’m only starting 5 months. Takes 6 months to a year. I am so grateful that most of the pain is gone. I’m also lucky that I had my surgery before all outpatient ones were cancelled in Ontario due to the 5th wave.

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  2. Your photos and editing have resulted in some beautiful images…I’m glad to read in your comment to V.J. that you are recovering well and most of your pain is gone. Here in B.C. we are also grappling with the 5th wave, sigh!

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  3. Love the skyscape, poem, and starry fantasy world.

    Glad the hip is healing and U are posting again.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you for your support through the years, Mellow. I was happy to be back on wordpress. A sign of a bit of normalcy in this topsy-turvy world. Hope life is treating you well. 🙂

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  4. memadtwo says:

    I love that last one especially. So evocative. (K)

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  5. Leya says:

    I followed the progress of the editing and i think you did a great work – loved the results! And yes – luckily we have the opportunities to revisit and remake. I saw you are mending well – good luck with the final process now!

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  7. Anne Sandler says:

    Olga, thank you for showing us your editing process. I wish I had that creativity and patience. The end image was wonderful.

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