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The Cup in Colour


The original photograph had a number of weaknesses.  The original shot of the cup in the cabinet caught the glare and was out of focus . The soft colours were interesting as was the almost abstract impressionist  elements of detail. There were two ways of going.  Either create a textured outline layer to emphasize  colour & impressionist tone or go B&W and emphasize light and shadow.  The B&W version will be posted later. This post features the colour version; a  wood mat border was added to compliment the image.  The mat border was created using a wood grain texture effect combined with elements of images of actual wood surfaces.


5 responses

  1. The colour really adds to the antique feel of the piece. It makes it look like a treasure that has been handed down for centuries. It will be interesting to see the B&W.

    April 5, 2014 at 9:38 am

    • elmediat

      Thanks very much. I have been concentrating on different compositions. We had a fresh snow fall yesterday & today it is a winter wonderland out there., ,,,,,,,,, in April.

      April 5, 2014 at 10:57 am

  2. leecleland

    Really like the abstract qualities of this colour version; and the frame. Looking forward to the B&W

    April 6, 2014 at 3:11 am

    • elmediat

      Thanks very much. The B&W version has just been posted.

      April 6, 2014 at 9:34 am

  3. Pingback: The Cup in B & W | Dark Pines Photo

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