Sunday, 2 November 2008

Working the Subject: Lenten Roses

Lenten Roses, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Bryan with a Y Peterson defines working the subject as experimenting and trying different POVs, filters and effects and not being satisfied with the first "easy" shot. Lenten Roses (at least mine) are not easy to photograph well, as the flowers tend to be low to the ground and point downward. I took "zillion" shots of these and then I ortonized this one digitally on Picasa and then I made a sepia version and sandwiched it back with the original to get this. Oh, I prolly should include the original so you can see what I have done, and even a shot of the Lenten Roses to show how they face downward. OK, I will add those later. Here they are.


moo said...

Great job Mary. Vast improvement on the original. It really makes you feel you are down there enjoying the flowers but without the discomfort of laying flat on your stomach which is not so easy to do these days! Love the emphasis on the prize bloom and the effects. Well worked! Not worked to death but subtle and just perfect!

amicalechica said...

wow! this blog is amazing! you guys are doing a fantastic job. Great going!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

THANKS so much! :-D