REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, December 19, 2011

An experiment for Creative Exchange

I've often bemoaned the fact that my house has almost no natural light.  It is such a frustration for any kind of indoor photography --- and for growing plants!    Yesterday, I set up a strange little studio setting for a still life, knowing full well that I would be applying actions and textures to the image.  I've chosen the result for Creative Exchange this week.   (I tacked up sheer curtains on a wall and covered a tray table with more sheers. I used an Ott Lite, which wasn't adequate lighting, so I added my on-camera flash. The greenery is left from a Thanksgiving floral arrangement I received.)  The "before" photo is below the edited image.
RadLab "Lights On" and "Super Fun Happy" actions;  Flypaper "Ovid Banished" texture; Picnik vignette



16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it is beautiful!

Barb said...

It's absolutely stunning - well done!

Rosie said...

Evelyn, this is absolutely stunning! You are so amazing! I love how you set up everything and the processing is wonderful! I love the tones you've chosen here!

Pat Mark said...

These are all wonderful Evelyn. I have not kept up with using the new textures from Kim. I have them all so far but just have not taken time for playing with them yet. Hey, I know that Trader Joes, not too far from my home. Merry Christmas to you.

Pat said...

Your makeshift studio worked like a charm. This image is beautiful!

Henrietta Hassinen said...

Evelyn the edited picture is gorgeous, so well done:) I love it.

Bridget Larsen said...

I could not tell by that photo that you dont have light in the house, well done

Kathy said...

I would say your experiment was a resounding success! I would never guess you were lacking natural light. Your result is quite beautiful. Happy holidays to you!

Kathy

Stampmouse said...

i hear you on no natural light in the house same problem here. you did a great job on this.

LeAnne said...

What a beautiful photo! I just love RadLabs!

lisa said...

Evelyn, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
I love everything about it.
Definitely worth all of the effort you put into it.

Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Exchange this week.

I wish you a beautiful Holiday!

lisa.

Ms. Becky said...

well this is just what the creative exchange is all about - creativity! you're so clever. I bemoan the natural lighting, or lack of it, in my own house too. I have southern exposure - in the kitchen! I love what you did here - the finished photo is beautiful. you surely did capture the light! happy day to you Evelyn.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

I knew when I saw this it was your work! Love the hues and texture. You are so good at combining textures! Happy Holidays Evelyn

Linda Trine said...

Wow! I love the transformation....your experiment was a resounding success I must say! :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

That is so creative! You will need to do this again as the result is amazing. :)

Ruth said...

that's a wonderful image Evelyn, I love the atmosphere you created there :) your studio sounds very familiar to me too, with sheets up and not enough light :) roll on spring eh?