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I finished my series of images on ice crystals yesterday, and felt particularly Photoshoppy last night, so I created a poster with the 2 best reviewed images from the group. I’ll post that directly after this discussion about the candle shot.
I took this image a week ago or so, during the night shots I was doing, playing with lighting (See “Child Holding Light” or some similar name from the recent posts). I tried to get the flame head on. In processing, I realized that the smooth wax was a bit boring, so I spruced up the saturation and added some textures. Do you feel like I do, that smooth, non detailed surfaces are HORRID in photography?? Like blue skies. I have always loved a nice, blue sky, but now it’s the worst punishment for me. Or, on the bright side, it’s a chance to be creative with my images for the day. Nah, it’s a punishment.
Anyways, it’s nice to put together a warm image after the past 4 days of ice! 🙂
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Here’s the poster from the past 4 days series… Enjoy.
This is another photograph that was related to shapes. I love finding an underlying theme to a photograph, it pulls it all together so nicely! This one is obviously focused on spirals. The funny part is that I didn’t realize it until after the processing had started… I just knew I loved the image and the flower/leaf shape. I had to do a fair amount to keep the green crisp in this picture, and to make the picture as a whole look good. I had to do A LOT of cleanup on the stamen, it was amazing how much dirt was on it. The first time I looked at the image it was perfect, but after I found one speck and cloned it out, then suddenly there were 5 MILLION specks that all needed cleaning. I guess the moral is to not clean your specks! Once the image was fixed up, I had to remove the noise with Imagenomics Noiseware Pro. It did a great job on smoothing out the pixelly parts of the photo.
All in all, this took a surprisingly long amount of time to finish the image correctly. But it’s worth it, a beautiful tropical print! It would look great as a poster size image, I think. Check this out and more in the flower gallery at www.kelleybard.com.