The Birth of Steam 

Winter in West Virginia can be kinda tough for photography.  Nothing much is in bloom. We get more rain than snow most years and it gets dark really early due to angle of the sun to the mountains.  With the opportunities growing scarce I like to mix photos in with different shapes and backgrounds. This image is a composit of rain on glass, ink poured into plastic plate and a digital mist from one of the apps I’ve got.  Color was changed and images twisted and remixed.  The process was already making me think of a blacksmith heating steel, shaping it and folding it over and over again.  Then that moment when he quenches the hot metal and the steam rises from his pail.  

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