Visual Reflections: Nature Photography in the Age of Uncertainty: No. 18 (Floating Autumn Flowers Photomontage)

06 November 2017


Taken in Polamatic and edited in Snapseed and Pixlr.

Floating Autumn Photomontage; All Rights Reserved 2017 Sally W. Donatello

Floating Autumn Photomontage; All Rights Reserved 2017 Sally W. Donatello

Click onto image to enlarge. Let me know your response to this photomontage. Prints are available upon request.


Last week the sky seduced me with its kaleidoscopic clouds in a white so striking that it kept redefining shapes. Some were stacked in multiple layers of creamy greys and whites. There seemed to be more cloudscapes than blue. This staggering autumn skyline had a joyous drama, giving the day a cheerful tint.

Colors of the season are appearing in glacial movement, and without a hard
frost trees are muted in quiet hues. But that promise of more is erased by
the temperate temps and warmth of the sun, and the skyline with its own pledge of nature’s artistry.

In the Lens section is my own interpretation of autumn’s possibilities: its flare and
serendipity that can stun our sensibilities. The photomontage merges two images
whose subjects complement each other.

The first image is a twilight sky that would not let me turn away from its technicolor performance. Its pink tones reminded me of the southwest and America’s color country. The second image is a trio of hydrangeas that pushed their way through a metal bulwark, still striving to survive as October closed its marks on our days. The resulting combination is as lively as last week’s sky: full of drama and hope and possibilities.


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34 Responses to Visual Reflections: Nature Photography in the Age of Uncertainty: No. 18 (Floating Autumn Flowers Photomontage)

  1. Lignum Draco says:

    Beautiful image. The more defined flower image in the top right of the sky offering hope against a dramatic background.

  2. Tina Schell says:

    Very interesting combination Sally – if ever there is a time to experiment with vibrant colors, it’s autumn. Well done!

  3. smilecalm says:

    so skillful
    creativity 🙂

  4. Dina says:

    Love the colours in this amazing work, Sally. It looks great!

  5. I’d never have guessed there’s a twilight sky in here.

  6. thirdeyemom says:

    Absolutely magical Sally!

  7. I love this Sally. I just keep staring at it. It just draws me in.

  8. pattimoed says:

    Oh, I love the colors in this montage! Gorgeous.

  9. Jane Lurie says:

    A vibrant interpretation, Sally. Very creative.

  10. Amy says:

    Creatively and beautifully done, Sally! Love the colors and lighting. 🙂

  11. Su Leslie says:

    Sally this is absolutely beautiful. It is an image worthy of long, serene contemplation.

  12. This is just beautiful, Sally!

  13. Allan G. Smorra says:

    I love your visual potpourri this week, Sally. It pairs well with your narrative.

  14. I love the combination of images and colors, Sally. A lovely way to start the week. Thanks.


  15. I see that I need to check out Polamatic. 🙂 I love the flowing energy you have captured in this gorgeous photo.

  16. DG MARYOGA says:

    Inextricably intertwined elements, most phantasmagorical outcome communicating various visual sensations and emotions. Fascinating work with intense,magical colors, Sally.

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