I am somewhat at the bored stage of photography. What that means is that I pick up the camera because I pick up the camera, but it’s is just a motion I go through.
Not seeing a lot of “Oh WOW! What a great photo to capture.
But none the less, I click.
I also have the 52 frame weekly challenge which makes me think and come up with something new and novel….but the novelty has somewhat ran out.
Hence, for now, I click (mundane stuff) and then try to play with them in Photoshop.
I played with this still life I created and captured .
Then, I turned it into a composite in Photoshop.
I know for a fact that one or two (or more) of the composite pieces will jump out and say: “I was added”.
My goal here is to learn and so if it “pops up” and “stands out” for you then it is an area that I need to work on …. as long as it was an “add on”.
But can you tell me which were the add ons?
To make it slightly easier for you….this composite was made up of 4 different “add ons”.
Your bored!!! Oh My You have some fantastic captures, maybe when the sun comes back, you will get out of the bored funk!! However your photoshop photography is interesting.
Ok Tom you need to do some of your voodoo magic and try to bring the sun out 😊
Nice work – but I hear you about being bored, which is why I set out with the 85mm challenge the other day. I’m trying to imagine some studio set ups, but until I get my new light box made (courtesy of Michaels and some cutting and what not) I’m just putzing around. I’m not patient enough for composites so I’m back on my fall back – macro. Maybe better weather will make a difference for us – carry on and mind the gap!🤪
I scrolled through my Lr and noticed that almost hald my pictures have a “duplicate” same photo( more or less) taken years or apart. Lack of imagination is showing. I really thought about going back to doing some macro. I have a box full of teeny tinies that need to be seen, might be the time for them. 😊
My guess would be all of the objects but the one that is a little edgy is the orange. If the wine glass is an add on you have done an excellent job with the reflection.
The orange is really dodgy and I think part of it is that I should have maybe cut it or never added it. The glass was an add on and it was much easier to blend in than the orange. Thanks for leaving a comment. 😊
Maybe sitting back and enjoying the glass of Cointreau will provide the inspiration to go beyond the boredom. Enjoy!
Thank you Brad…..might take you up on that recommendation 😊
The images are great, Camellia! I love them. My guess for the add-ons: 1) The orange top right; 2) liquid pouring out of the orange; 3) bubbles in the drink; 4)the drink in the glass.
You my friend have a keen, sharp eye. You have three out of 4. The drink and glass were one shot and were added on top of an empty glass. The orange on top as Abigail mentioned is dodgy and does look fake as fake can be. The liquid pouring was a combination of two shots, but when looking at it here I can see how fake that looks as well. So really if I remove the orange and the liquid pouring, I might have myself an award winning photo 🤣🤣
Hahaha … yes, the orange was obviously a fake as the liquid sprouting out from the orange was too thick for real. Anyway, it is really a great composite image. I like it!
It’s hard to be “original” – I’m happy just to get something in focus these days! 🤪
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I know you are always willing to learn. Your results are very good. For me the complete picture is a bit busy. The cointreau should be the main attraction. The add ons not my style, like to make it in one shot. But I always admire your technical work