February 6, 2012

Pic(ture) of the Week!

Threshold. David Hayes. 2012

I liked the flower series I posted last week...thought there were some interesting things going on in each version. And I liked that each one allowed me to explore a little more about each of the apps I used to create a particular version. (I was particularly impressed with what one could do with ProHDR!) Yet...I didn't think any of them stood out as much as "Threshold".

"Threshold" started out as a very high contrast picture of a frosted window taken in a downtown building. The light was pouring through "just right"....giving the glass this unearthly glow. It was one of those moments where you quickly grab some shots knowing that you could put them to use later....

I hadn't planned how "Threshold" came out....I just started exploring. Not liking what was happening at first, I decided to go outside the box a bit and try Toon Paint on it. The more I tweaked and adjusted, the more I liked what I saw! After settling on an Edge setting of 80-85%, Gray @ 80-85%, and Black @ 60%...I then did a little "painting" selectively putting some blues into the panes. Then....after saving this version...I reopened in Camera Bag and applied a "Thick" border, "Square" crop, and a "Colorcross" filter to complete the image....which was totally different than what I had first envisioned. (I always like it when this happens!) I still have the original shots to work with on a different day...

Thanks for visiting...have a great week!!

7 comments:

Jo Murray said...

Great image Dave!

Bill said...

Wonderful work, even if it was all experimenting. That can be the most fun.

We just had a $700.00 car repair. I'm never going to get an iPad this way.

Robin said...

Love the colors and patterns!

jen hart said...

the thick black lines definitely give it that 'graphic novel' cartoon look. cool.

Carole said...

This is very cool Dave! It has the quality of a linocut print. Very interesting patterns from the ice!

jaeartworks said...

Sort of has a stained glass feel, huh?! But in a graphic way. Just amazing what can be created! So, you just dropped 3 more apps I've never heard of on me. Holy cow!

Deb Ammerman said...

You are really making me want to save my pennies to get an i-pad! Really cool effects, wonderful digital artwork! :)