Friday, October 10, 2008

New Things

The Original photo
After some manipulation and adding a digital frame!

Exploring different websites, finding new things (new for me anyway) through photobucket.

Morning glories are pretty much my favorite flower. But, they also bring back a lot of memories. My grandmother who lived in Ft. Lupton, CO had a large bricked in planter in front of her porch - that loads of beautiful blue morning glories grew. The past four years, I've been growing morning glories in small planters on my patio and collecting seeds for the next year. Finally getting a digital slr camera this past May, I've been able to expand my photography work. I've used a film slr camera for years, but just haven't been able to afford to do much with all these slides I have. This digital stuff is pretty cool! I'm really sort of purist at heart, I usually look at something and think of how I want the end result to look, and take a picture with the settings that I think will give me that.
When I took the original photo of the morning glory and then titled it "Memories", this just wasn't going to work! It was one morning glory! And our memories are plural, and often influenced by past and future memories. So, I decided some manipulation was called for. Like our memories, the result is layers in different transparencies. Then I stared adding some digital frames - just so that it give people a little idea of what it may look like framed. Not sure I really like these frames that much - but perhaps they are better than nothing - maybe not!

I recently bought a Jack O'Lantern Lantern for my grandson, and on a whim took a picture of it one night. I was so excited over how the picture turned out, I started playing around more with setting up different scenes, taking numerous pictures and then editing some of the photos, taking objects from one and adding it to another.
Some of the end results have 4 or 5 objects added to one background. They have been fun to do, and certainly something I want to play around with more.
And then this morning, I discovered scrapblog! No telling how long this has been around - but I just found it and here's the result of that discovery!

Have a wonderul day, and thanks for visiting my blog!

1 comment: said...

I like the concept of how you morphed "Memories".

The frame you used in this image works, but if you are selling the image unframed, perhaps show that (unframed) in the listing as well...perhaps even a second frame color for perspective, even though this color is lovely.