March 23, 2012

You be the Judge...

I constructed a light box to enable me to take photos with no distracting background.  It's something I've been wanting to do for myself for quite some time.  

I keep this old coffee can on a bookshelf in my studio - the addition of silk flowers and greenery adds a bit of whimsy, don't you think?

mouseover to see original

A ripple filter was added to the texture layer.  This layer was duplicated and a layer mask applied.
"Splash of Gold" texture courtesy of Pixel Dust Photo Art

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21 comments:

ashok said...

love this texture and hue

Birgitta said...

Beautiful work!

I used a graphic program called Paint Shop Pro and in that program I have different plugins(effects). On my photo I used a plugin Flaming Pear - Flood. Flood makes the water(waves)there are many ways to make the waves. Well...That's it :)


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kareninkenai said...

The lightbox worked exceptionally well; very nice to have the white background that then showcases your texture choice. Lovely processing and a wonderful image. Thanks for sharing. Karen (visiting from PAF)

ceevee said...

You are inspiring me to make a lightbox too. The vintage coffee can adds another dimension to this nicely processed piece. (from PAF)

Jeanie said...

I really do like that color pop of the yellow with the coffee can. Terrific look with the light box -- can't see a "thing."

Deborah said...

marvelous! . . . guess it is time for me to construct a light box!

urban muser said...

looks like the lightbox was a good idea. great shot and edits.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful work!

Ida said...

Great work here, the lightbox was a success and I do think you picked a fabulous texture for your flowers.

Sherri B. said...

This is wonderful - I love the warm and bright colors. Very cheery and makes me smile! :)

Geri Centonze said...

Looks great - I made a lightbox a while ago using foam board. I never thought of using it and then adding a background. Love what you've done here.

Miriam said...

Love this, the light box made a great base. I love what you did with the texture.

Ruth said...

I love it too Pat, great idea and perfect for texture work :)

momphotographer said...

the idea of using a coffee can is amazing! Love it! and I really like your processing!

lisa said...

This is beautiful Pat!
Congratulations on the light box.
You will find so much use for it.
Have a fantastic weekend!

Kia said...

Lovely warm bright colors! :)
Beautiful compo!
Enjoy the weekend! xo

Marcie said...

Clever and creative. Love the colors and texture here.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful post-processing.

Regards and best wishes

Caryn Caldwell said...

A light box is a fantastic idea, and I LOVE that I could mouseover and see the original. I must have done that twenty times.

Anki said...

Nice picture and you have done nice work with this.

Marilyn said...

How interesting and different the two versions are. The lightbox looks like it achieved the effect you wanted. I also like it with Bonnie's texture. Great work, Pat.