Collectif Creativity: 14Dec2022

by Milo Smith

I was driving along the Raisin River and came across a Great Egret looking for lunch.  I shot him (it?) with a 400 mm lens and then enlarged it 4X.  So far, a nice but a not so special Egret.

Great Egret on the Raisin River.

Next, I thought, make it more prominent and so in image #2 our Egret at 16X. 

Great Egret on the Raisin River.

OK but still just a nice bird. Some plusses and minuses.  Larger image but no reflection.

Time to get creative, so I inverted the image and got this abstract almost watercolour-like image with odd colours. 

Great Egret on the Raisin River.

Finally, I applied a hue adjustment and got a more “realistic” watercolour-like image of the bird on a green background.

Great Egret on the Raisin River.

So what are you doing to be creative! Collectif members, share your impulses! Send JPG image(s) to with up to 100 words per image describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Share how/if creativity affects (controls?) your life. Please include size (height by width), title & media for all images.  

Writers – we really want to hear from you too! Send poetry, lyrics, an excerpt. Please try to include an illustration of some sort. 

Share your Show & Tell demonstrating the creative mind.

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