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ReWorking Graffiti

OriginalThis image was taken over twelve months ago.  I did it as a 3 image HDR in Photomatix.  It was in my early attempts of HDR and it is way to saturated.  The bins blend in too much with the background.  So as I have been going though old HDR’s I thought, I might try doing this one, and another one again.

ReworkI think this is better, but still not great.  I tried to darken the background a bit, and lighten the bins.  I don’t think it worked.  I do think the colours in this are much nicer and not so bright.  I know a lot of you are going to like the first image more, but think about how over saturated they are.  The colours are not natural, if you can say that about graffiti.


I thought this one was also too saturated.


So with this one, the colours are not as saturated.  It is a darker image, but not in the mirror, and it is the mirror where you are meant to look.  I like what is happening in the mirror.  The mirror shows us that the graffiti just keeps going on and on.

ReworkI have called this a rework, but technically it isn’t, it is the first time you have seen it, and I only did it this morning.  Just shows a different view from the same mirror.  I did it because I thought this one was the same as the original.  Anyway, extra image.

I hope this post makes sense.  I have just got back from the city where I spent all day taking photos and teaching a new client how to use her camera and how to take photos.  It was exhausting, but so rewarding.  I had the best time.  I completely filled my memory card, and had to delete photos, so I could take more.  I hope she also had a great time.  I know she is feeling confused now, but with time she will start to understand what we were talking about.

Please excuse me today, I need a cup of tea and to put my feet up.


Copy Cat from Ballarat . . .

. . . went to school and got the strap.

I don’t remember the rest, but that should give you an idea of what my blog is about today.

Since I had a go at trying my own type of instagrams yesterday, I thought I would have another go.  I am trying to copy the instragram technique.  I used the above image as the base image.

This was my first attempt.  I tried a bit of this and bit of that, no idea now, to tell the truth, but at the end of the post, I will give you an idea of what I was using.

This one is really burnt out, oh that gives me an idea, must write colour burning down.

I actually went and did it, so this one I did a colour burn, no a bad effect and one I must remember.  There are so many things on Photoshop, I forget about some at times.

This has layers on layers.  The more layers I put on it, the weirder it got, so I kept doing it.  I lightened the centre of the image as well.  The borders, I can’t do the borders that instagram has, so I have to make my own up.  If anyone can shed any light, then please, shed it.  The black seems to really work with this.

This was my last attempt.  I don’t mind this one.  They are all very weird.  You will have to tell me what you think.

There was no HDR in this post.  Just in case anyone thinks I’m obsessed with it.

So what did I use.  I got an image from a series I did some time again.  I cropped it to make it square, it isn’t exactly square, but not too far off.  I have used the hue/saturation layers, photo filters, channel mixers, and layers, and some filters.  I used a blur for the last one in one layer.  Everyone should have a play with this, it is a lot of fun.  Let me know what you come up with.

Also, you do this and the image is yours, you don’t have to worry about what instagram might do with them.

I am off to Aireys Inlet again tomorrow.  Off for a photo trip, that is what they are called, look at 1001 Scribbles, where KerryL29 does a guest post on preparing for a photo trip. I am hoping that tomorrows post will have some images from there for you.  Fingers crossed.  The weather doesn’t look good, but hopefully I might get some stormy skies over an angry sea.


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