For those of you who enjoyed yesterday’s post for the first day of fall, I thought today I would tell the story of its evolution. Two days ago my wife picked up this beautiful fallen maple leaf as she was walking home knowing how much it would appeal to me, and how right she was. I immediately went outside and held it up against the clear blue sky, and as I turned it in the bright morning sunshine its glorious colours came alive.
Several photographs later I was happy with what I had captured, but now how best to use them. Using Photoshop Elements I created a different layer for each of the images, some of which were duplicated, reversed and re-sized as I placed them around the central leaf.
I could have gone on for a while but felt the need to stop, as it magically became the perfect image with which to celebrate the first day of fall. I hope you agree.
Studio 365 is mobile once again this weekend in the mountains of Whistler/Blackcombe in Beautiful British Columbia. Before we left home I photographed yesterday’s anemones that had opened this morning, together with a Warholesque photo-edited variation.
This has been an interesting four weeks experimenting with Photoshop Elements for Robyn’s One Four Challenge, as you can see. The original photo is of the skyline of Vancouver’s West End against the North Shore mountains as the sun was setting on December 1st. The first image was the result of pushing the Gaussian Blur to the limit with a surprising result. I then continued creating layers with differing degrees of colour saturation and lighting levels. I could have used a number of variations but chose these four. It will be interesting to see your favourite if you contribute to the poll.
I hope Santa was good to you 🙂