Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Before and After! :)

Last Week I posted some new Photos here on my Blog that I recently listed for sale in my

Etsy Photography Shop

I asked you if you were interested in seeing the Before and After photos and there was an unanimous "YES" :)

So, here they are and I will try to explain a little of the process too :)

Once Upon A Petal

Before :)

As you can see this is not a very inspiring photo in its original form, shot on my Art table, scribbles and all, the Petal is beautiful though and I wanted to enhance that, so with a little colour changing and a contrast adjustment the whole feel of the photo changed to be something, I think, was workable.

After :)

Before :)

Here again, I took two Photos that were not very stunning separately but tog. they really worked as a wonderfully colourful Art piece.

After :)

I took a "Canvas" and placed the Flower picture on it as one layer, then placed the lace curtain with the rain drops glistening on the screen door over the top of that, these two photos were taken with different cameras and I wanted to use the different formats to "frame" each piece. By adding a little orange colour to the overall piece the Autumnal appearance started to glow. I am really excited with the way this worked.

Fireside Lady in Repose

Before :)

After :)

Again I used the Lace Curtain over the Fireside Lady. I really didn't do anything else to these two images except layer them one on top of the other. I love the veil of mystery and the way the fire looks like it makes the rain drops glisten.

Day Trip

Before :)

After :)

Again, didn't do very much to this piece, except to change the edges with a soft colour :)

Black and White Tree

Before :)

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After :)

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After :)

The last three B. & W. images were just altered very simple by using the grey scale process. :)
I really hope you enjoyed today's adventure into the Before and After process and the fun creative ways to use photos that may not look anything by themselves.

I hope I have inspired you to look at some of your own photos that you might have disregarded to create a beautiful work of Art. Please let me know and if you have any questions you can contact me
A few other pieces of Biz to address :)

Sarah Ridgley posted a great photo today on her blog Gypsy Ridgley of the Vintage Jewelry she won in my May Giveaway :)

Some special Thanks to Steve at Photo Grunt Blog for posting one of my Photos "Time Remembered" in his blog post :)

Also, Thanks to Adventures in Clay for including my photo Rock Dove to her Dazzling Iridescence Treasury :)

And, Monicaj for including my photo Beautiful Balcony in her Beautiful Lounging Treasury :)

And Lastly, Thanks to Joieux for including my photo San Fran Sean Lions in her Calm Treasury :)
Hope your Day is going well :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


customdesigns4ubynan said...

well that was very intersting, seeing your different techniques and your creative thinking process. Loved the way you transformed the petal on your desk - I like textural things, and the scribbly background translated very well.

Amanda said...

Great photos. I love the pictures that you made black and white- stunning!

Erica said...

The before and after is a really fun thing to see. I liked some of the before pictures almost as much as the after pictures.

Plantress said...

wow it's amazing what you can do with those drops and screen thingys. (technical term). That leaf at the top of the pics looks completely different! Ok I kind of liked the lady in front of the fire best. Also the lilac because I am a gardener but it's really cool to see what you can do. You are magical!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

This is so interesting...to get a little peek inside your process. I honestly would never have guessed how you made those first few images. That's a lot of work!

Thanks for sharing. :)

ps - mostly we didn't have tea because the hubbers has less than no earthly interest in doing so. :P and because of this, i get to tease that it's really because he can't be trusted around breakable things. ha ha.

Charlotte said...

Great to see the before and after and to see your process! The black and whites are still my favorite.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I love seeing your creative process, too! Cool pictures T!

mywifesstudio said...

T, thanks! Very interesting.

cheavy said...

the photos printed on your blog ,i found very useful and interesting to read.
digital art

Almost Precious said...

The transformations are fascinating and also intriguing. I wondered how you created some of your effects but never realized the complexity of it and the multi-layering.

I still love the Box Elder done in B&W, it seems almost magical, like something in a dream or in a fairyland.

My Life Under the Bus said...

So cool to see the before and after !!! I even thought one of the black and whites was ice on leaves and now I realize it's just the leaves ! What fun !!!

Annette said...

Thanks for showing us T. I've been playing around with some photos but they're not as cool as yours!! I'm hoping everything is ok with you! :)

Alice Istanbul said...

Beautiful, T. Thanks for sharing that with us :) Hope you're doing well. xox.