Where I post about my road trips, photo shoots, inspirations and tips.
I delivered my submissions for the Abstraction Show this morning.
This shot resulted from my oil on water experiments earlier this year.
It is frame at 10x10 inches
Matted with a double mat of black to high light the lines and blue to repeat the background.
The photo is printed at 6x6 inches.
The title is - The 3 of Us
This is piece of peeling paint on a metal fence I captured this summer.
It is frame in a 10x10 beech wood frame.
It is matted with black.
The print is done at 6x6 inches
The title is "The Golden Edge"
The original object was lights at the top of a light standard. I did apply a filter to the image which accented the lines. Once that was done eyes appeared!
Framed at 11x14 inches in a matte black metal frame.
Double matted with black.
Print at 8x10
Title - Kermit in Blue
These are the photo calendars I prepared this year. They contain 12 monthly pages of 4x6 and 1 index page with the thumbnail images. They can be hung on a fridge or file cabinet with a bull clip and magnet, or hung on a bulletin board with a pushpin, or hung on a string with small clothes pins. Being 4x6 they can be displayed in a standard photo frame which matches your decor.
I decided that I did not have to leave the city to set out on a photography trip. I checked with Google Maps and headed off shortly after 6:00 am. My destination was Village at Griesbach which is an award winning urban village in the north end of the city. It is built on the site of a former Canadian Forces Base. Plans call for an extensive network of parks, trails and four stormwater lakes to provide recreational opportunities for residents. A central park provides views to the downtown, a community garden and a toboggan hill. When completed, the development will have 112 acres (44 hectares) of schools, parks and open spaces.
The Carstairs Heritage Center
One of my challenges on Flickr was Oil on Water. It was on my "Photography Techniques to Try list but I had not so far. Well, it was time.
This is the video I found most helpful on line. Visual Arts Photography Tutorial Macro - Using Oil, Water and Food Coloring
I've done 3 different photo sessions with this technique. My photos have improved as I learn more about the process.
Warning - This process is very addictive and deciding which shots to keep is very time consuming.
I found the experience very worth while. Give it a try!
I dropped these photographs off at the Gallery this morning.
I decided I needed a business card for this reception today. I can leave some at the gallery as well so I set out to create a photo that I could use on these cards.
After trying a few, I determined that one large photo being the background for the whole sheet of business cards would work best. I figured if I had a long tall image that I could put in the center of the page, half would be on the right hand side of the cards and the other would be on the left hand side of the others. I did want cards that were not exactly the same so this kind of photo would accomplish that goal as well.
During the editing of the image I was cloning some areas and by chance made a ghost like copy of the film strip. I decided that worked really well. I added another on the other side and voila I had the image I needed.
I printed the business cards on matte photo paper in black and white. Really happy with these!!!