Nasty paper in water

Newspaper in Water+ view large image

I took a very nasty picture of some newspaper drowning in water. I wish the reflection hadn’t been there in a way. But it adds some structure to the image.

Overall, I’m more interested in the murkiness and emergence of the paper in water.

And then it was sharpen filter time.

Newspaper in Water Closeup

And then artifacts emerged. And I really liked the way that the type and other hard edges started to come forward. You start becoming aware of the contours of the shapes — the negative spaces.

  • Nate Horstmann

    Compelling typefishes! The long folds of the paper and colors resemble a fishes body, like a group of Koi swimming and eating letters in a pond.

  • Nate Horstmann

    fishes [sic]