May 21, 2015
May 14, 2015
May 10, 2015
|Cuppa 1. David Hayes, 2015.|
This image was shot using my Nikon DSLR and processed using Lightroom. After some adjustments in Basics, I applied a Kim Klassen preset.
May 4, 2015
April 29, 2015
I did this before we moved a year and a half ago. Got rid of all our house plants. Now...I want new ones. Much to my wife's amusement and eye-rolling. I'm starting with succulents...just purchased a bunch of these. Had to have this Ponytail Plant when I saw it! It's a nice size now...hopefully it will get bigger. Much bigger!! Don't know where I'll put it if it does. Cross that bridge when I come to it.
Over the week-end I put the plant in front of a backdrop and did a couple quick shots with my Nikon. While I wish I had used a wider backdrop so I could have captured the entire plant, I thought some of the shots were worth further work. Both of these images were processed in Lightroom...different approaches...different presets. You'll be seeing more of this plant in the future...
April 22, 2015
|Cutting #3. David Hayes, 2015.|
I tried several different backgrounds during this shoot. The first two images were against a backlit fabric drop. Cutting #3 was a side lit shot against a stuccoed board. Cutting #4 was against a rose backboard.
April 15, 2015
April 10, 2015
|The Cup Ran Away With The Spoon. David Hayes, 2015.|
The Cup Ran Away With The Spoon was also shot with my iPhone and processed in Snapseed.
|Green. David Hayes, 2015.|
Green also shot with my iPhone and processed in Snapseed.
|Yesterday. David Hayes, 2015.|
Yesterday was shot using the Hipstamatic app with a bit of touch-up in Snapseed.
April 7, 2015
March 30, 2015
March 23, 2015
March 18, 2015
|My Love Is Blue. David Hayes, 2015.|
Intrigued by air bubble in the top ice cube I went to work on this image. Two ice cubes, a large dose of the app "iColorama" and a touch of "Snapseed" and I had My Love Is Blue.
March 16, 2015
March 13, 2015
|Celestial. David Hayes, 2015.|
One last image from my "lightbulb series". Celestial was shot using my iPhone 6 camera app and processed with the apps Handy Photo and Laminar Pro. I've posted a short tutorial on how I created this image over at "The Woven Tale Press". Here's the link to take you there:Celestial
March 11, 2015
|Brown Bulb (v3). David Hayes, 2015.|
This time I applied Kim's "Lazy Day" preset and touched up the Saturation. I do like how this preset worked with the amber bulb as well as the background...so my vote goes with this version.
March 9, 2015
Version 2 has the "Breathe" preset applied and I did some adjustment to Saturation after applying the preset. Makes it look a bit dreamy...
|Three Up (v3). David Hayes, 2015.|
This final version has the "Breathe" preset removed and the "Hazy Day" applied. Again, I adjusted the Saturation. A bit of sepia/vintage look....
While I like all three it's Version 1 that gets my vote at the moment!
March 6, 2015
It has been my pleasure to recently become a part of the community of artists at The Woven Tale Press. This is a community of people - writers, photographers, artists - brought together by a diverse editorial group who offer a "collection of eclectic culling of the creative web." In addition to regular member posts, they publish a monthly e-magazine "to highlight the blog post otherwise buried in a blogger's archives; the painting or photograph from an artist's site worthy of greater focus than its singular web page; the innovative, the funny, the offbeat."
I am quite excited to share the fact that in the just issued March issue that I have a multi-page feature of some of my latest still-life images. I am also excited by the fact that in this very same issue my friend, Amy Duncan of Four Corner Designs, has two of her digital collages featured!
March 5, 2015
March 4, 2015
|Duaflex (v2). David Hayes, 2015.|
In this version I opened the image in Photoshop and applied the Simple Set #1 texture which was also supplied by Kim for this lesson. I like how it darkens the image just a tad, bringing out the shadows a bit more.
March 3, 2015
March 2, 2015
|Knowledge (v1). David Hayes, 2015|
This stack of books is from a more elaborate still life I set up in my living room over the week to take advantage of the sunlight streaming through our front blinds. The most recent Be Still 52 prompt had us working with more depth-of-field and falling off activities...and the results from that I'll share in a latter post. For now...I wanted to share these two versions of the books I shot with my iPhone6. This first version was then processed using the app, "Perfect B&W".
|Knowledge (v2). David Hayes, 2015.|
I used the app, "Laminar Pro" for this second version. Hard to say which one I like the best. Perhaps the second over the first...