Phew! I did it. This little challenge is to post one B&W photo a day for 5 consecutive days and also ask someone else each day to join in the fun. If you would like to see more participants click on the following names – Robyn because she asked me to join, Meg, Stan, Dan, John and to day I’m asking Georgia of bastetand sekhmet if she would like to join in. And now I’m finished this little challenge and thoroughly enjoyed myself doing it too. Thank you to the others who generously joined in the fun and games
This is NOT a ‘have to’ and you can choose not to play along if you’d rather not or do it later if it doesn’t fit your current schedule.. it’s completely up to you 😀
If you choose to play along – you post a B&W photo for five consecutive days from when you start and each day nominate another photographer to enter the challenge.
To photograph Flair with any sort of definition to her coat the background became way overexposed, it was very messy anyway. Adding two of my own granite rock textures solved the problem and I only needed to touch up the eyes and tongue to bring them back. She is now a beautiful 2 year old Australian Kelpie.
24-70 @ 42mm f8 @ 1/50s ISO 100
Down on Purgatory Creek. Sometimes Flair can be a pain – I wanted the still reflections as you can see in the top half of the image as the whole shot. But no – she had to get into the shot herself and stir the water into ripples. After waiting for the ripples to settle and taking the shot I wanted, I found out later that this one is the better shot. Strange how things work out sometimes.
More Shadow House textures www.shadowhousetextures.com The above image uses Rustic Charm 2 with a blend mode of darken – I liked the way it made the image look like an old photo and put the white frame around it to strengthen that effect. The image below uses Oil Cloth with a blend mode of difference. I used the eraser tool to remove the texture from over Flair but had a hell of a time with all that jagged fur and didn’t achieve a good finish. I like the effect because it is unexpected, just don’t look to closely.