Sunday, April 05, 2015

Week 9 of Be Still

This week's lesson was not a new lesson, rather we took a "breather". In these images I worked on composition a little more - also worked with light (from the side).  I need to figure out a place where I can photograph a still life with light from the back.  So I'll return to that lesson. In the first image I used Kim's "Like a Dream" preset but bumped up the contrast a bit.  I also used an impasto texture called "Rumba" from French Kiss Textures.  It gives the image a painterly look.
I used Kim's "Providence" preset on the image below and then added text in PS.
On the final image below I adjusted in Lightroom and then used a filter in Topaz Adjust.  
I took shots from different angles.  I like shooting from above.
If you want to learn how to do these various techniques, I highly recommend Kim's classes.  I've taken several and they are all outstanding with great videos, concise explanations and all the tools one could want for editing photos.  A friendly community of fellow photo editing artists await you too.
I'm submitting this for Texture Tuesday and Be Still.


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See you soon.
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Barb said...

Lovely images Marilyn.

Jacki Long said...

Beautiful images Marilyn!
See you soon!

cathy @ma vie trouvee said...

so pretty and I love your teapot and cups!

Beverly said...

Beautiful and very artistic work on these. I love the bottom one. I've seen several textures with the impasto theme...need to check into those.

CarolHart said...

Cool tea pot!

Sylvia said...

Lovely edits, Marilyn !
The tones are wonderful and I love the painterly look on your first image !
Happy Tuesday,

Leovi - La FotografĂ­a Efectista Abstracta said...

Wonderful pictures, beautiful funds you have chosen!

Carola Bartz said...

Your images are lovely and vivid, but calm at the same time. I really like the color. Beautiful work. I'm so far behind with Be Still, it's not even funny.

EarlK said...

Beautiful series of photos. Loved the imaginative backgrounds.

abrianna said...

Beautiful. In the second image I noticed the font used picked up the "knobs" design on the tea pot. Wonderfully clever!

Renuko Style said...

These are all so awesome Marilyn!! The first on is so cool with the French Kiss texture. You did a seamless job of making it look like the background not just an overlay. But I really do love them all.

The Artful Diva said...

wonderful textures in that teapot - love it!