Staying with Margaret 2010
Doing talks all over the UK, often means we stay with friends and club members for our accommodation. On this occasion we had a three night stay with Margaret, a well known photographer in the area. She very kindly took us out and about visiting a number of places in the area before my talks at night.
My main focus at the time was Still Life and after a talk at her club, she asked me about how I did my images. So we did a set up from her beautiful vases and flowers from the garden the next morning.
A simple basic still life set up. we found various items around the house to photograph. We all took images and played around with vases and objects she has round her home. Looking for some vases we also needed flowers. She nipped out in the garden and picked these beautifully red poppies. They were used in various vases and just flat on the background but I think this was the best of the set. Stage Three, to print, I chose a more textured paper to print out the the grain effect of the texture.
Arriving home after a successful tour I processed a small selection of the still life set up one of them was Poppy Vase. It had 18 layers in total which included the print adjustment layer.