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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday : Altered Image


For this weeks shadow shot I dug in my photo stash from my photography classes from about 6-7 years ago.  This was one of my first assignments.  We had to take a photo of something, then figure out ways to alter the photo in different ways.  The original photo is above.  

No photoshop her folks, all printed in a darkroom (I miss it sooo much!)  with some hand-altered goodness.


For this second one (which I LOVE because it looks like it has shadows from palm trees!) the developer was brushed on loosely.  So cool!


 The one above was bleached.  I love how soft and faded it is.


For this forth one I used oil paint that's specifically for photos to color it.  There were no brushes so I had to paint it with cotton swabs.


And the last one that I'm showing you from this assignment shows that my love of collage was already creeping in at that point.  To do this I printed the photo twice.  One in black and white and one in sepia.  Then I tore the black and white one and glued pieces of it onto the sepia and folded the edges over a bit here and there.  

I have many more versions of this photo, but these are my favorites.

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14 comments:

Michele from Pipi La La said...

I love seeing the different ways you have done each one. Very interesting!!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

The one 'painted' with cotton swabs was my favorite effect.

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kat said...

You're so creative. well done. Happy SSS.

Rossylalah said...

Loved the journey you have taken me through with your photograhy Esther! Always interesting!

Diane said...

These are WONDERFUL--and all done by your hand--nothing better than the real thing!

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Love what you're showing here ! I never done that, I only got into photography seriously with the digital camera ... I always have discussions about photo enhancement in Photoshop, and a lot of my friends say I cheat ... Here's the proof, cheating was done the old fashioned way too! And nothing wrong with that, it's called being creative ;-)

Andrea said...

What an inspiration! I love the original, and my two favourites, are the oil painting and the black and white peeling away from the sepia. Thank-you so much for sharing!

Spadoman said...

For some reason I am thinking I should pick a favorite, but I can't. Each image has its own personality. I like them all. You did nice work on this assignment, I give you an A.

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cat said...

I like them all, too, in different ways - all very creative! Hope you're having a great weekend :)

Joan said...

Love the first one, very cool.

Ms. Becky said...

I really like what you've done in the darkroom. each of them. it's a lovely shadow shot no matter what version. have a great week.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Hi Esther! What great photos...you have such a gift :)

Kristin said...

Um. Yeah. That is totally AWESOME! I love them all - although the oil painted on one and the ripped one on the bottom - LOVE!!!! FABulous my friend, xoxox

Sada said...

I think my fave is the second...but they are ALL gorgeous!! xo Sada dressologyhq.blogspot.com