25 February 2009


Seeing as i'm not getting out and about much these days due to ill health I thought i'd try a bit of experimenting with still life. Here's me holding some dried rose petals. I've added a vignette, converted it to mono and done some selective colouring in photoshop. What do you think, any comments/advice will be gratefully accepted.


  • Manual Mode
  • Lens Aperture - f/14
  • Focal Length - 42mm
  • Shutter Speed - 1/125 sec
  • ISO - 100
  • Metering Mode - Pattern


Jeanette said...

Very clever, I like the way you did that, your colour blocking is so well done. Mine always looks so shoddy

Carole said...

Thanks Jeanette. I was taught by a friend to use the pen tool to outline round the part i wanted to do the selective colouring. It's a long laborious task but worth it in the end.

Evil Pixie said...

Well done, Carole. I love how the hands and arms just sort of blend into the background. What is really impressive is your petals aren't a straight shade. I've seen so many photos where they did color blocking and somehow change the color to a straight shade.

Carole said...

Thanks Evil Pixie. The petals are the colour from the original shot. I created a duplcate of the original layer, converted it to mono, used the pen tool to mask round the petals, created a seletion, then used the brush tool over the selection of petala to erase the 2nd layer leaving the colour showing through. LOL something like that anyway. haha

Mike de Moree said...

Again excellent picture Carole.

Dominique said...

Nice. I like it.