Monday, 18 March 2013

Digital Honey Harvest



For my digital playtime this week I am playing around with a photo of a couple of apples from my one year old apple tree – the variety is Fuji and while it is not the most colourful of apples it fruit tastes of nectar!


 To be honest I can’t quite remember how I got to the variation below, I know I inverted and then changed the colour with hues and saturation.  At some stage I used some artistic filters and the sharpen mask and texturizer.  My photo manipulation much of the time actually consists of random fiddling!

A version full of colour.


An abstract version of the apples

duotone version
 Here I inverted the first version again, fiddled and went into duotone.  For the one below I put a mask and a frame from photoscape in the antique filters.  This last one is my favourite as to me it represents the taste of the apple.  I am thinking of trying the techniques from this one on some old family photos or a still life.

So this is my entry for Mandarin Orange Monday, it always amazes me you can do with a simple photo.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful Sharon, I'm wondering why we have to really paint anymore! The abstract version is really interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. We need to paint because we need to get the physical feel of the painting experience. I regard digital as just another medium to be creative with.

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  2. Beautiful work. Happy MOM. Hope you could drop by my Orange take.

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  3. Wow, that abstract version of the apple is amazing!

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  4. Whatever you did, I love the results. I also can see that you really enjoyed doing them! Your MoM entry is so happy and bright and almost has a carnival or celebratory sort of of feeling.

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  5. Yummy! I want some of those Apples...

    Stopping by from Mandarin Orange Monday- hope you can stop by...

    http://www.heavenly-dreams.com/2013/03/personalized-valentines-candy.html

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