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|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.
|Tower. David Hayes, 2015.|
Some time ago I ran an on-line project entitled the "Recipe Book Project." where I shared my "recipes" for creating iphoneography images. I also invited other artists to contribute their images and recipes. This went on for a bit...but then it didn't and I stopped from lack of time and interest. That was then and now is now. Thought it might be fun to give this project another go...but with a twist. Instead of posting full blown tutes, I'll be posting mini-tutes created using the app, Pics2Mov. Today I'm posting Recipe Number 1 which is about how I created Tower.
Let me know what you think of this format...and...if you'd like to play along and submit your mini-tutes, I'd be honored to post them on my blog!
|River Dreams. David Hayes, 2015.|
Not exactly "organic"....which is the theme of last week's Be Still_52 prompt...but I really didn't want to do fruits or vegetables. I thought about using ostrich eggs...but then I didn't have any....
These were taken last week at the Little Miami River which runs just blocks from our row house. The images didn't come out looking as good as I hoped...lighting wrong or maybe it was my attitude when I shot them...or something. I took a different tack when I processed them in Lightroom...went for a black and white vintage look.
Still working on the "organic" idea...haven't given up yet...
|Postcard. David Hayes, 2015|
I don't know what it is as of late...I seem to get further behind on my projects than ahead! Maybe it's because I keep adding new ones? In any case...I'm just finishing up last week's Be Still_52 prompts!
This prompt asked us to consider a family member and then create a still life portrait of them using objects that connected us to them. I chose my wife who is an accomplished knitter and seamstress. Borrowing a bit of her yarn and needles, I put together this vignette. Shot with my Nikon D90 and processed first in Lightroom. From there I added the Post Card texture in Photo Shop. I really do like how this all came together!
|Milk and Cookies (1). David Hayes, 2015.|
So...when I saw that the most recent Be Still_52 involved "milk and cookies" I wasn't all that excited. After all...I'm more of a "beer and pretzels", "wine and cheese", or "bourbon and cashews" type of guy. None-the-less I have it a try. Here are two images...both shot using my Nikon D90 and processed in Lightroom...
|Cuppa. David Hayes, 2015.|
A recent Be Still_52 prompt was "cuppa". My first thought was...hmmm...maybe it's time that I join the club and post an image of one of those fancy coffee drinks. Or maybe a trashed Starbucks cup filled with cigarette butts. Something like that. Instead I went the traditional route...it's good to practice with what works.
The first image was shot with my iphone6 camera app and processed using VSCOcam.
|Cuppa 1. David Hayes, 2015.|
|Cuppa 2. David Hayes, 2015.|
My third image was also shot using my Nikon and processed in Lightroom. This time I used a VSCO black and white preset.
The same set-up...three different angles and processing approaches. Not bad at all. Now I'm going out to find that trashed-out Starbucks cup...
|Stonelick Covered Bridge. David Hayes, 2015.|
This past Friday my wife and I took a short drive into the "country" so I could do a photo shoot of the Stonelick Covered Bridge. The bridge, knocked out of commission some time ago by age and an overweight truck, just reopened to traffic last week. It's on a very quiet road so I was able to take my time as I shot...I think it was a good twenty minutes before any car came through!
This is my favorite angle from this shoot...and through the magic of my iPad apps I was able to remove stop signs and other distractions....and then give it a painterly look.
Just as a side note...Friday was an absolutely beautiful spring day and driving through the country side to reach the bridge made me long to buy that proverbial "farm"! Maybe. Just maybe...