Sunday, May 31, 2009

Stop motion with wolf and pig, by Lordofevil58

Jumping from site to site, I came to this video. It was supposedly related to photography...
And yes, definitely it is. Hard work.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sepia heels

Wonderful high heeled salons. Make you feel like a film noir actress.
if shoes could talk...

No flash, just garage type lamp close to the shoes.
Cámara: Nikon D50
Exposici├│n: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/2.8

.General tone: dessaturate a tad;
.Frame: Added a rectangle selection, then right click> new layer via copy. Now I have two layers. I want to create a frame like image, so first layert is altered though image> adjustments>light and contrast, to make it darker and act as the frame.
.Sepia tone: add new layer in layers>new adjust layer>filter. I chose a sepia filter to add softness to the image.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Give me a true blue sky

...and I will glow as red as ever.
Poppies are so vivid in their red that they call for your attention whether you like it or not. The contrasting red on green makes this flower so splashy.
I love this red.
So have a bunch of flashy poppies for the weekend.
give me a true blue sky  and I'll glow as red as ever

This view is done leaving the camera flat on the ground, in the middle of all flowers. I use the little point&shoot as it's flatter than the DSLR and so it gets better angles.
Here I added vignette and words using flickr's picnik.
Have a nice weekend!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

toys to play with... and they are free!

I am very fond of frames and processin through Photoshop, and lately I am starting to experiment with Gimp.
But then, I found something new, free and really fun.
First, the editor that is associated to flickr, which is called Picnik. Most of its options are free, others are offered only for subscribers. I am not, but I have been playing and got some interesting results.
Round corners (to be viewed on white, at flickr, here, on black the effect is spoiled)
some filters
stained glass window
and others: vignetting, adding simple frame, turning to b/w, cropping, adding text... and much more to discover.

Second is Big Huge Labs, also associated to flickr, so that, if you have a flickr account -free or pro- you can edit your photos from and to in a very easy way. But you can also edit photos from and to your computer.
The options are very interesting. I love frames, the polaroid is gorgeous.
aiming high
and today I tried this:
#9!52: work, work, work ...
Here I combined both tools: Big HugeLabs made the composition in pieces from a single photo (Hockneyizer) and the words were added in Picnic.

Try these two toys. You will sure like them.
(PS:Happy mother's day, mothers.)