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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Interesting play with different effects in photography. My favorite is the second to last. Have a safe and happy Christmas!
They are all very interesting images of a beautiful arrangement. I think my preference is the simple elegance of the black and white.
Fun project and quite interesting how tweaking a photo can have such dramatic effects.
My fave is the B&W and I absolutely love that antique vase.
You make playing with photos fun! Somewhat Surreal is stunning, but they are all very nice!
Happy New Year Milo!
These are all beautiful images.
My favourite is Studio Still Life. Somewhat Surreal