January 23, 2012

Pic(ture) of the Week

Still Life. David Hayes. 2012

My favorite image from last week has to be "Still Life" which I posted on January 19th. There is just a certain air to this pic that makes it stand out. (Particularly in light of the original photo which wasn't much to speak of!!!)

So...I started with an iPhone snap of a bouquet of flowers sitting on a ledge that separates our "breakfast nook" from the family room. Nothing special to this pic....but I did notice that with the bean pot in the background, there was a nice composition going on....

I opened the original in FX Photo Studio HD and did some basic editing and cropping...nothing fancy. (I don't remember exactly but it looks like I  probably played with the exposure, contrast, and saturation a bit.)

Saving and opening this version in ArtistaHaiku, I applied the "Abstract 08" filter...tweeked this a little, then applied the "crinkle paper" background filter.  And there it was!

(Just as a side note: there are four apps in the Artista series - Haiku, Oil, Sketch and Vintage. These are available as an iPhone app or an iPad app in "HD" ...which means you'll pay more but it's worth it! I really like Haiku & Vintage...not so fond of Oil...and haven't tried Sketch. Yet!)

10 comments:

Jo Murray said...

You've made a very appealing image with this method... clever you.

Kim G said...

This is great! I really enjoy seeing your creations.

Bill said...

I wouldn't imagine at all that this started out as a photo. Brilliant use of the apps!

Dave said...

Thanks Bill, Kim G. and Jo Murray!!! I really appreciate the feedback you all gave me!!!

Wyn Vogel said...

This is fantastic Dave - certainly elevates above the 'Sunday Painter' theme - it looks amazing!! Wooooo!

Deb Ammerman said...

Love the digital art! You inspired me to play in Photoshop for a little while this evening, something I haven't wanted to do very much recently because I work as a graphic designer and am in Photoshop all day. But you went and did it, and I had to play for a bit. Thanks so much for sharing... they really make some cool apps ha? :)

Robin said...

Beautiful job, I love what you've done with it!

Seth said...

Good choice for a favorite. The effects are very, well, effective!

Gail P said...

Stellar!

Anonymous said...

Love this treatment of a simple vase of flowers. Very effective !