A Bit of Fun with Flowers - Processed in Photoshop - Seven Groups including 56 layers.
Sometimes it's just fun to play and simply enjoy yourself. The original image was a shot of Red and Purple Tulips, in close up.
There was a variety of images created from this simple image. A Bee a spider and an Alien all of which I didn't really like. My rule when something doesn't work is simply to bin it and start again. This one is a winner. I liked for the colour mix and the simple shapes of flowers. The background is very important and should reflect the focus image and bring it forward for the viewer.
I created many of this type of image at the time. It's a great a way to get out of the groove of club photography and move into something that's more original and more fun. Never really knowing what the outcome will be.
After finding this one on an old hard drive I think I need to get back to doing more of them.
I've included a snap shots from the main image so you can see the detail and blends in the image.
The Red Chairs
A quick Coffee 2014
It was a cold winters day so we called in for a coffee at this little cafe in Wheelton. If, its still there after so long I really don't know.
We sat in the window with a latte and I expect a piece of cake, as there were several varieties to choose from. The room was covered with various decorations, all linked to the cafe in some way.
There was a larger table with several people sat opposite. This table had four painted chairs, the one that caught my eye was the red ones. The focal point of the image is actually the white chair that stands out from the table. Obviously, hadn't been pushed under the table.
On this occasion it was perfect. The chair away from the table allowed into the image giving you an invitation to the table.
The manipulation in the image is to highlight the movement of the chairs and people during the day at the cafe.
The image has ten layers and only one additional texture.