Levitate.

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #9, a link party. Join me by linking up an “invisible”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.}

“Flying in his dreams was an exhilarating, breathtaking experience, sometimes literally, that tended to leave reality wanting, like riding a roller coaster compared to mowing the lawn.”
Sol Luckman, Snooze: A Story of Awakening

Sometimes in my favorite dreams, I fly. When I awake, I snuggle under the covers for a few extra moments to remember the effortless ascent into the air.

Only, in my clearest memories, I realize that I wasn’t flying at all.

I was instead leaping, mighty leaps that carried me to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge or a quarter-mile down the road. It was so like flying, but it wasn’t quite.

This means that, even in my dreams, I never fly, never even levitate.

Until now.

Marcy levitation photo

One-finger handstand, Four Corners, USABut how is this post related to the theme “invisible”?

Okay, I’ll admit that I’m not actually levitating.

I am sitting on a chair made invisible by the magic of Photoshop.

{Related: I wrote about making supports invisible in this post: One-finger handstand. That’s my son Dan at Four Corners, USA.}

I used a different process than the one in the tutorial video below. My arms were out of focus from my flight, and my lighting was different in my photo and my background photo, so I erased all the image surrounding me. Here’s a gif showing my steps in making a levitation photo:

Levitation-photo-gif

Tutorial on how to make a levitation photo: (Video link)

P.S. I didn’t have a theme in mind for this week and asked my husband for ideas. When he recommended “invisible,” I said I had nothing to post about that. He called me out by saying, “How do you expect people to link up to your recommended theme if you won’t post about a recommended theme?” Point taken. Any recommendations?

What are your favorite dreams like? Do you manipulate photos with Photoshop?

101 things in 1001 days Levitate

Levitation strip

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About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

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7 Responses to Levitate.

  1. Abby says:

    Nice photo manip! I also love the one of your son at four corners, didn’t catch it the first time. I don’t have photoshop on my computer. Maybe my next diversion?
    I also enjoy flying dreams, and I used to purposely conjur them up – or at least attempt to – with some success. Funny, because my nightmares always involve being in terrifyingly high places!

  2. Robin says:

    I do not have Photoshop. It looks like a great tool. I have heard about the free GIMP, although I have never tried to use it.

    Anyway, your levitation is a really cool way to use “invisible”.

    I used to have flying dreams. Most of the time I was trying to fly away from something scary or I was afraid if I flew too high, I’d never come back down to earth. Still, flying was always fun.
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  3. Kei says:

    Photoshop can be such fun! I used to play around with Photoshop Elements (cut down, cheaper version of Photoshop) loads. Head-swaps used to be my favourite thing, but I never thought to do a levitation photo.
    My dreams, when I remember them, are very random, and rarely on the same theme as others. Probably the most common theme is me shouting at someone. Don’t know what that says about me, beause I very rarely get that angry lol
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    • Marcy says:

      Head swaps are so much fun, especially a child with an adult–so weird looking. I guess those dreams are your way of getting out aggression. Sounds more pleasant than my way (wakeful yelling). Thanks, Kei.

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