Tuesday, April 22, 2014

#518 -- Iris #2

Another shot of the iris. I was surprised I got all purple in some shots, no yellow. I liked the motion and shape in this one. 1/100 sec at f/2 with extension tubes.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

#517 -- Iris

Since it's spring -- more macro florals for the series. This was a really pretty dark purple iris. 1/100 sec at f/2, 50mm lens with a 36mm extension tube.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

#516 -- Compositing #3

Still working on my compositing skills. These are three images combined. I shot the photo of Christine in February in the studio on a white seamless background. Over the next several weeks I looked for backgrounds that seemed to fit and finally got the structure behind her. The very back landscape (in the structure openings) is from Jekyll Island, Georgia. They all seemed to fit together visually, and I guess I enjoy the challenge of masking, blending, and matching tones to make the whole thing fit together -- as Joel Grimes says: "selling the fake." Once combined I ran a flattened version through Nik Color Efex and added some additional tone and contrast, did a custom vignette in Photoshop, and this is the final result.