Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Bradford Pear Blossoms in Blue Vase
WHEN WHAT YOU WANTED DOES NOT SUCCEED
The above image is what I finally settled on.
I first off photographed the white blossoms in the blue vase and thought a yellow background would look good. However the yellow scarf background was not big enough so I had a "draped" yellow scarf and a yellow dress was in the foreground.
When I got the image into the computer the shading and draping of the scarf just didn't look quite what I wanted.
So, I started off smudging all of the yellow in the image. Then I chose a background I had worked on previously and placed that background on the image as a layer. Then I ended up going for a "wild" look. I left enough of the draping of the yellow scarf because when I completely hid the draping of the scarf it looked like the vase was sitting in mid air.
I like this picture because it REALLY DOES LOOK LIKE A PAINTING. But it wasn't my original idea!
Challenge for the day:
See how the draping of material can alter the look of an image.