Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Faded Flowers

Whenever I buy flowers, I always find myself photographing them individually or in their bouquet form.  When this bouquet started to fade, I was about to throw them out when I decided that drooping faded flowers had their own beauty to work with.  Above is the original photo.

This is an infrared version.

This version has some other processing added.  I like them all.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Cactus Flowers

Cactus flower with image manipulation.

Cactus Flower with image manipulation.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Painting with Light

Using a three second exposure against a black background, I used a pen light shining on the flower to "paint" it with light.

On this one I added a poster-like effect.

On this one I added several effects highlighting the edges and coloring the shadows.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Art Challenge

For the past four years, I've belonged to an "Art Challenge" group.  We challenge each other to a topic and each member creates a piece of art based on that topic.  One of challenges four years ago was "Popcorn".  I created the above image and called it "Cocktails at Orville's".

Another challenge that first year was "Water".  I called the above photo "Polished Water".  I used my software to manipulate a photo of the water of a fountain.  I love our art challenge group.  It really gets you to think about the subject and get the creative juices flowing.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Palm Leaves

I took a photo of some palm leaves pointing toward the sky and enhanced the color of the leaves and the color of the sky.

Then I changed the color of the leaves to make them red against the blue sky.

In this one I distorted the image to create a whole new shape!