I’m am thrilled to report that my wi-fi is finally working, after a fairly horrible week! Last week I photographed a series of abstract images, some of which incorporated Photoshop skills I learned (or remembered) the previous week.
Black blade – this was one of those wonderful times when I looked down at the screen of my camera and was delightfully astonished, as the image was so different to what I saw in front of me. This is actually part of a feather, which I was playing around with to test different compositions. I used reverse-macro.
Pages – this didn’t come out quite as planned, but I was happy anyway. The photo is a macro (I used the reverse-macro technique) of the pages of a book, lit by bounce flash.
Wind – this is actually a montage of a couple of photos. I positioned them in photoshop and used various blend modes to change contrast and colour. I was actually really happy with the final result.
The Golden Whorl – as you can probably guess, this is a shell which was lit by bounce flash. I used reverse-macro to get in close.
Clarity in chaos – this is another montage of two images, one of zoom blur (I took a photo with a relatively low shutter speed and zoomed out during the exposure) and the other of a focused trio of leaves. I positioned the leaf trio in the middle of the zoom, played with blend modes, and voila!
Lettuce – this was taken with my usual 18-55mm lens, from above. My flash was bounced off the wall to the side.
Apples in a row – I really tried to focus on the composition in this image, and I think I succeeded. (Confession: we only had three apples.)
Delirium – I’m not sure if I actually like this image or not – it’s one of those very subjective photos that people either love or hate. I took it by shooting through my bathroom skylight (and yes, it involved lying on the floor next to the toilet – don’t judge).
Apologies for the belated post! I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.