A concrete woolly mammoth overlooking a car park.
I had a play around with Google’s Deep Dream using an online app. It seems that it puts a lot of dog faces into images with patterns in them. That doesn’t really make me think of a dream and it’s not really what I would describe as AI. It’s more pattern matching. If all AI can come up with is dog faces then we don’t have to worry about Skynet very much.
However, I kept experimenting and eventually I came up with one image where I thought Deep Dream had added value. This is the 35mm original image, not even corrected for orientation or exposure:
And here’s the Deep Dream version:
It’s interesting how it it interprets the building but overall I’m not sold on it. Have you any Deep Dream images, link to them in a comment if you’d like to share.
It’s only got two colours:
The Weekly Photo Challenge gives me a chance to use a blurred photo. She was moving too fast for the camera to focus on and it selected the crowd instead. However, you do get a good understanding of how quickly she was moving compared to the crowd.
What have I learned by making January a month of colour on this blog?
I’m better at monochrome. But I also have much better kit – a top of the range kit, for the early 90s. Most of colour stuff this month has been digital. So if I want better digital photos, I’ll have to invest in the kit.
I think I see better in black and white and this means that the colour images lack drama. Bw film lends itself to dramatic tones.
I think I will do this again next year but on 35mm colour film so I can use my Canon. This means more forward planning. In the meantime, here’s some remaining colour pics to finish the month off.
Back to monochrome tomorrow.
Interesting how the yellow cone reflects on the floor.