November 16, 2015

Pretty Pastels...

Pastels - Take 1. David Hayes, 2015.

Pretty Pastels? That's what the prompt asked for. Pretty Pastels...soft focus...backlit. Sigh. But you know, going against one's grain...out of the box...and all that sort of thing. Good for the soul...tests the artistic muscle...and I doth protest too much! 

Here's Take 1. Not so much a back lit image...the side light was too delicious to ignore. I did use the suggested preset, "pastel-haze" in Lightroom...but did throw on a grungy texture whilst in Photoshop.

Pastels - Take 2. David Hayes, 2015.

Same set-up...shot straight on to take advantage of the back lighting. Again, I used the "pastel-haze" preset in Lightroom...and a different texture in Photoshop. 

Pastels - Take 3. David Hayes, 2015.
I shot this from a little lower vantage point...and while I didn't like the overall look, I do like the perspective this tight crop gives the image. I used a different Lightroom preset and Photoshop texture with this image. Almost looks like an ad for a high end perfume....


Wyn Vogel said...

Wow - I have just surfaced from swapping houses to discover this!!

Gorgeous work - love the blend of neutral and pastel!! Love the little covered eggs - just wow!!

Inspires me to get down to the little store where all my stuff is stacked and try to make sense of it - thx!!!

Evelyn S. said...

Each one is a delight! Love the POV of that last one.