During my flight to and from Salt Lake City, I took many photographs from the window. Some are color photographs and others are infrared images that I took with my modified Canon G7. My main intent was, and still is, to explore the shapes and textures of the clouds and the ground. I was fascinated by seeing the shadows of the clouds and took many with the intention of exploring the clouds and the shadow they cast on the ground. I will have another posting that focuses on the shadows.
While I was processing the infrared photographs, one caught my eye with a potential to experiment with in the style of John Paul Caponigro. JPC has created a strong niche for himself with his evocative constructed images that appear to emerge from thin air. My intention here is to tip my hat to John Paul by intentionally imitating his style and images, knowing full well that my images will not show the maturity and mastery of his. If imitation is a form of flattery, I hope all the viewers will take it as such.
The following images are all derivatives from one image, except the last one which comes from a different image. I am surprised, I must admit, that one image can yield such a variety of emotions and feelings through reconstruction. I remember John talking about exploring the variations, this has been an eye-opener for me. Here are my variations. I tip my hat to you, John. Photography is about experimentation.