Today I want to share my process in setting up this still life, and how a simple change of angle gave my wabi sabi image much more impact.
I’d been watching a gazania wither and dry for over a week. As the days went by, I knew it was going to be my post for Texture Tuesday. It could qualify for Be Still 52 as well because it took some thought (but not effort), for me to visualize what I wanted to do with it.
I knew I was going to set it on an old wooden door I’d salvaged quite some time ago. I also knew the photo was going to be taken “from above”, and that I’d be using my little garden snips, and twine.
I really wanted to show you a “before” image as a mouseover, but I cannot get it to work in WordPress… grrrrrr … if WordPress doesn’t like a certain html code, it takes the liberty of stripping it from a post … major grrrrr. If anyone knows a workaround for this annoyance could you please share it with me?
Anyway, following is the image I was working on to start with, and I just did not like it … can you see what’s wrong?
This is the back of the door, and the support board was going straight across from left to right and it was really bothering me. It didn’t look crooked, but it did not look straight either.
So, I ended up tipping the whole image, and instantly, everything felt right! ahhh … don’t you agree?
I think this is a much better version… wonderful and very wabi sabi!
I processed it in LR with kk_whisper, then added a layer of kk_quiet on soft light at 50%.
The following close-up image was processed in LR with kk_gentle.
I’m loving these presets from Kim I tell ya! They add instant charm and a beautiful feel to every still life, and you just know it’s going to be perfect.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the explanation of my process!
I’ve registered for the new round of Start to Finish that begins later this month, and I’m so looking forward to it! Who else out there is taking it?
Oh, and please don’t forget to join me here tomorrow for “app” happy wednesday!