Tuesday, April 14, 2009
White Hydrangeas as if they were in a dream
MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL - WHICH IMAGE SHOULD I CHOOSE?
I have so many versions of this one image! I cannot decide which one to choose.
A friend of mine had some hydrangeas on the north side of her house. I photographed some of them up close.
Then much later I decided to do some fun things with the image.
I got a flower image which had some ribbon and lace in it.
Then I did an arithmetic thing with it using Corel Draw's Paint Shop Pro where you use 2 images to make 1 new image.
After a while I got this version of the image.
Of course if you want to try utilizing "arithmetic" in Paint Shop Pro you HAVE to have 2 images of the same size.
As I have said previously, "Never crop your images until you are finally through and only after you have made a copy of your work right before you decide to crop."
You always want to have copies of your work as it progresses.
And I never send to the trash unwanted versions. You never can tell, you may want to use those versions later. (I keep 1 file for each image I am working on. This is my white hydrangea. I have a file called "Hydrangea." If this image had been taken by my digital camera, I would have called the file folder whatever the digital file number would have been.)
Anyway, I like the image because it is soft and unusual.
Challenge for today:
Combine some flowers with some lace and ribbons. See what you get.