Aladdin's Lamp is a whimsical experiment gone good. The original photo was of a field of yellow grass-seed heads, bright in the mid-day sunlight. This is how the image ended up after a lot of digital post processing. I think it's a fun and interesting image.
Artistic/Technical notes: This image began as a photographic capture of golden-headed grasses in a field. I used Photoshop to hand-create a sort of fractal image, including twisting and distorting the original image. I then added the oval black background and the spreading rays out to the boundaries of the image.
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