6. Distortion Filters

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Visual distortions are everywhere—while looking through the window on a rainy day or through the suds as you’re inside a car wash. They come in infinite variety, like stained glass breaking up the light in church and soap scum on the shower door blurring the image of the room. While not all distortions are art worthy, when you begin to look around, you find that distortions help tell the story of the moment.

Have you ever looked through a window of a 100-year-old house? I remember doing so through the window at my grandmother’s home in Illinois. The window glass had flowed slowly over time, forming ripples. This distortion ...

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