Sunday, July 13, 2008

Challenge #2 - Close Up

This is for challenge #2 - we were supposed to concentrate on getting close-ups of three subjects: nature, water and patriotic. As a bonus, we were to try to get photos of fireworks or sparklers. To see my fireworks, scroll down past the last post of the ground squirrel. I did not end up doing the patriotic subject - just could not think of anything I liked. Ah well. I had fun with these in CS3. The corn in this one was selected and left yellow and the rest of the photo was turned into a black/white. I really like the effect of this one.
This is a Lilly in my flower garden. I kinda did the same thing with this one. I selected the bug, left him green (that is his normal color, believe it or not) and the rest of the photo was made into sepia (and desaturated a bit). The original photo really didn't do anything for me as the Lilly was not that pretty (faded by the sun).
I had a blast setting up my water shots. I used poster board as my background, put my camera on the tripod and a flash. This is actually a serving spoon. Ya gotta hold your tongue just right (and take over 100 shots!!). Obviously, it's been Photoshopped to death! LOL
My second water shot. I put a glass of ice in the freezer - got my gear set up (black poster board this time) and by the time I was ready, the glass frosted over -it gave it a really cool effect (ha ha).


14 comments:

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

This just stunned me!! I'm speechless! Loveee all of them!

Elizabeth said...

all of you photos are amazing! I really love all of the editing you did on them. I am really lovin' the spoon photo!

Chlemen said...

Very cool photos! love that squirrel:) I love that you did the bw and the highlight of color. Awesome job!

Jane said...

These are absolutely amazing!!!!! love them all!

Sandie Dunn said...

Absolutely phenomenal work Marsha!! Hahaha! A lot of them just cracked me up! Love the squirrel buddy! He's so cute! Isn't poster board great as a back ground? I keep all mine now and keep reusing them. Love the water dripping off the spoon! What a great take on that theme! And the ice is gorgeous! Great tone in your b/w! I love the color you chose for you sepia on your flower shot. Well done!!!

Mel said...

Your pics are wonderful! Great work with photoshop. I need to learn to do that! Great job!

Janice said...

very artistic! great catch on the squirrels, and your edits make them adorable! the spoon is amazing! loved them all!

Inkspots said...

Too cool! Love them all, especially the selective coloring.

Tonya said...

very cool. Love the flower one.

ScrapDoggy's Photo Blog said...
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ScrapDoggy's Photo Blog said...

Marsha,

Well, I am definitely going to have to invest in some photo editing software. I absolutely LOVE the squirrel shot!! The spoon was really cool too. Is that your reflection I can barely see? And the frosted glass of ice very "cool" shot! (Hee hee, pun intended!)

Blessings,

Deb

Carol said...

These are just amazing. Everyone of them. Your editing is fab.

photo_chick said...

I like the simplicity of the spoon photo... and the great character you have in the first shot with the squirrel.

dragonflys said...

omg what stunning shot's LOVE what you have done to the photo's soooooooooo cool