Tuesday, 6 April 2010

And now for something completely different...

A different view of Saltaire...
I've spent the holiday weekend catching up on coursework for my photography course, rather than being out taking photos or blogging... I seem to have rather too much to do at the moment!
I've got to get ahead of myself, because I'm taking a week out for a holiday soon. I want to prepare some blog photos to publish themselves whilst I'm away. (After the year is up in June, I might be gentler on myself, but it's a matter of honour to post a photo everyday for a year, to fulfil the challenge I set myself last year).

I don't wish to upset the purists among you, but
I thought today I'd use one of the images I've been playing about with over the weekend. It's a montage of four photos - two of the great man (Sir Titus Salt) himself, one of his mill and one nice sky - with a lot of work in Photoshop. I don't think I've got the text quite right - it should be bigger I think. Anyway, I don't think I'll be giving up my day job and going into graphics - and nor will I be forsaking 'proper' photography for heavily Photoshopped images. But it is useful to learn about the various techniques and what is possible. I didn't know anything about layers before I started the course and now I am quite happily skipping about merging images and doing all sorts of fancy things!

8 comments:

  1. You seem to be taking to the photoshop possibilities, and the course obviously works for you. I think the montage works well.

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  2. Oh that is so good. I wanted to do a course in PS but it clashed with my work commitments. However I have to get a programme for my new computer so I'll try again later. You've done a great job.

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  3. I am very impressed! It's lovely. You did a much better job than I could have done for sure!

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  4. Nicely done! I am so ready to get Photoshop!

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  5. I like what you've done! i'm totally unable to do such things! And the result would be perfect for some advertising for your town, because the picture says a lot!

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  6. I think it looks pretty good. Nice job!

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  7. I really like this composition and that you chose this as your subject matter and also included a more "ghostly image" of Sir Titus Salt with a backdrop of the sky to oversee his statue and his accomplishments. It gives a sense that he would be happy to see that all is well with Saltaire. ~Lili

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