Posts tagged “jar

At the Window

It is feeling so good to get back to doing a little still life photography! Now that the house is no longer torn up, I have some space and time to set up some stills.  I’ve been especially eager to try out a birthday present I got from my friend, Debbie- a vintage window! It’s been piled in the garage with everything else, but now I can get to it, along with some of my other still life props that were covered up.

I propped up the window on a table outside in the 95 degree heat and had a great time composing this image. I edited it using Kim Klassen’s darkday preset (desaturation, a matte tone curve, and split toning, among other adjustments).

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As usual, I couldn’t leave well enough alone, so I took it into Photoshop and Topaz Impression for a painterly look.

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Here’s another Topaz Impression version- a new one called Wispy Sketch. Love this!

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It was too hot to create any more still life vignettes- but look for this window in the future! Thanks, Debbie!


Flower and Sticks Times Two

I was somehow compelled to stick a sunflower in with my branches and kind of liked the contrast between the shapes (and of course the lensbaby blur). So here is the result- two ways.

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Playing with Sticks

More branches in a jar. This was shot with the Lensbaby Edge 80 again, but then I used an oil painting filter in Topaz Impression and a Flypaper texture after that.  Yup- just playing with sticks. . .

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Bone Structure

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape.
Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn’t show.”
– Andrew Wyeth

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