This started out as a small quick exercise with the rose in a vase. Then I decided it would look good on a larger background and then it took off with a life of its own. Hours later (where did the time go?) I was quite happy with this result. I am learning so much it is hard to remember it all unless I use some of it each day. Not that I’m complaining 🙂
I used a couple of my own photos and the rest are textures and backgrounds from our Course Content.
Three of the same rose from my Beauty Lingers series. This took me literally hours to do, discovering how the layers work, and how to put frames around the layered image; then loosing it all, starting again and plodding through, remembering the vignette this time (well I did have to restart again for it but did remember before I saved the finished image) 🙂
Another of my daughters shots of me to play with, she’s the professional portrait photographer – I just play. To see more of her work click here
I was given this idea of using my own quilts by Joseph of Dark Pines Photos a very clever ideas person who uses layers and textures and mixtures of other stuff a lot, well worth looking at his posts here. I used to, in another life, teach Quilting both here in Australia and overseas, so incorporating quilts into my images seems obvious now it has been pointed out, thank you Joseph.
My daughter, who is a portrait photographer, took the base photo which is of me. www.kimeales.com Also this week I watched a short clip of a Creative Live video and learnt so much in 15 minutes I’ll have to get the course. I hadn’t realised just how little I knew about Photoshop. So a little less floundering around and a bit of practise with 6 layers including some textures I took yesterday. Didn’t quite get the look I was after, but it is a start. And now I remember I was going to put a vignette around it too, ah well maybe next time 🙂
70-200 @ 190mm f8 @ 1/2s ISO 200
The smoke hangs heavily in the air, the air is thick with its smell and at sunset the air forms layers of colour. While I have been away there has been much burning of undergrowth and dead grass in the area and the air is full of smoke and haze. Sunsets and sunrises are multicoloured as there has been no wind to disperse the smoke. A large metrological HIGH is across the continent so the stability continues and no clouds break the bands of colour. It is warm for September and will be for at least the next week – our Winter in Australia has been the second warmest on record and now it is Spring.