I just wanted to capture a moment of being a kid… here you go. I’m not sure if I like the crop though, let me hear your thoughts.
A child poised at the top of a curly slide. Way brightly saturated (in camera, not changed in Photoshop) but it totally fits the theme.
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Have a glorious, sunny, fun day. Don’t wait at the top of the slide for too long, the ride is just as fun as the anticipation.
PROPS: I’ll post some images in the near future… I had a fun fun time today antiquing for unique photo props. Got some great stuff for kids. Anybody got a sofa in good condition they want to part with? I’m looking for a deal for my studio!
Lets pause a moment to celebrate… SPRING!!
Usually I desaturate my colors a bit. Todays pic isn’t saturated any more than what came out of the camera, but I did lots of post processing that added to the joyous color explosion seen above. Enjoy these glorious flowers in their prime.
BTW, I’m starting to add a light layer over my images more and more… this is using a layer of soft light in Photoshop at about 60%. It really does crazy, beautiful things to your photos. I’m glad I took a suggestion from one of the PhotoVision artists to try all of the light layers and learn what they can do… I also did a homemade vignette here for the first time, burning around the edges. Good/Bad/thoughts?
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Enjoy your day, hope it’s sunny and warm.
I really like texturing images, but tend to keep them really light, almost undistinguishable (is that really a word? Really?) from the original image except for a tinge of texture, detail or color. I guess in most photography that is my aim, to make small changes that add up to much better images in the long run.
This image certainly doesn’t have the amt of texture that I’ve seen on some, but it’s heavier than most of my images. I keep the texture away from the grasses- and didn’t the HDR make that grass come out AMAZING??- and concentrated on the sky and water. I also used a texture I don’t usually use, one of the Stuck In Customs 25 texture pack… this one created the “scratchy” look on this print. Let me clarify, though… when I use textures, I almost always use some of the Stuck In Customs textures. They are great. But I often use the more mellow ones, the wall texture types. Not ones that are radically detailed and different… but it worked here, so I’m not complaining!
This was a shot that I took and wanted to finish months ago. I am glad that I finally got an HDR version that I liked (redid it several times with different settings) and textures and a look that I love.
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No pics finished yet, and I’m beyond exhausted, but I had an excellent time exploring around Telluride and viewing the aspens and oaks at the peak of their autumn colors! A bit of rain and some beautiful clouds and a good day overall. Pics to come soon, promise!
This is a fanciful photo that I carefully put together… a fresh, dewy Plumeria (my favorite Hawaiian flower) placed on a lava rock at my father’s house. I photographed this, planning for it to be an HDR image. But, as often happens, photos have a mind of their own. I found that I liked one of the single images better, and I really wanted to see what would happen with some added textures. In Photoshop I applied several textures, including one of lichen on a rock wall which I picked up on this same trip to Hawaii. I did some careful masking to keep the Plumeria somewhat clear, and after some sharpening and noiseware work, with final touches I ended up with this image. I like the added depth and hope that you enjoy it too!
Located in my Hawaii collection at www.kelleybard.com. I have several other images there from my recent Hawaii trip. I suggest seeing these pictures large, so view them on my site for better appreciation!
More photos tomorrow, I have a nice single image and an HDR which I am enjoying. Maybe I will post both… no one knows until tomorrow night 🙂