by Milo Smith
We had been out for Sunday drive and ended up doing some shopping in South Lancaster (thank heaven lockdowns are over). Yvonne bought a dried flower arrangement at Marigold, made by a lady from Munroe Mills. Once home she put it in an antique vase and I, of course, took it into the studio.
The first shot I took was fairly straight forward on a white background lit by window light.
OK but not exciting. As is often the case, I wanted to see what it looked like in black and white. So, I made that image by applying a high contrast red filter.
Ok, but still not very exciting. I then inverted the original image and got a surreal image of oddly coloured flowers on a black background.
This struck me as more interesting.
I then applied a hue adjustment to get the complementary colours (aside from the blacks and whites) and almost original colours on a black background. Somewhat surreal.
I finished off by applying a gradient map to that image and got this wild and very unreal image to finish the series.
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