Thursday, October 20, 2011

Digital manipulation of images in photoshop:4

Another one in the series of work based on my daughter and her belongings.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Digital Manipulation of Photographs in Photoshop: 3

This one was done purely from photographs - but with lots of layers and stages, most of which I've now forgotten!  

It involved a photo of my daughter changed with effects like Find edges and sumi e , drybrush, paint daubs and erasing parts and combining it with a wall hanging she had of dolphins, which was also changed a bit - possibly with drybrush.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Digital Manipulation of Photographs in Photoshop 2

Another in the series of digital manipulations of photographs of my daughter, done a few years ago.

She has a habit of running her fingers through her hair.  I photographed this Rosetti painting, cropped it,  used several effects on it to simplify it such as dry brush, and possibly sumi e.   I copied and flipped the crop I'd made, doubled the canvas size and pasted it to join as a mirror image and then integrated the photo of my daughter, applying the same effects to make the images gel together as one.

Lots of use of layers and techniques to unite the 2 very different images to make a cohesive finished piece.

I'll post more in the series.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Digital manipulation of photographs in Photoshop

These photos were part of a larger series I did a few years back.  

The subject is my daughter.  I took a lot of photos of her and her belongings and surroundngs.   These wine bottles stood in the kitchen with the light of the window shining through.

I layered a photo of her at varying opacities and then applied effects, simplifying shapes and adding graphic elements, layering +++ as I went.

Other images combined her with rugs and hangings and windows - I'll show some of those in days to come.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Close up photographs: Dandelion clock

Dandelion clock, Vivien Blackburn

Aren't dandelion clocks beautiful?

Remember blowing the seeds away to 'tell the time'?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Rosebud in my garden

A rose in the garden.   Using the 10x magnifying lens.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sea of Poppies

Crimson Tide

I haven't seen a field with so many poppies in since I was a child - it was amazing.   I only had my compact camera and took this in a hurry and messed up the exposure  - I must go back with my Fuji.