Saturday, May 22, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #105: Shadow Edits

I'm still amazed at what you can do with these photo editing programs. A simple shot of one of our balcony chairs along with its shadow can be transformed with some very interesting effects.

Here's the original shot, not cropped or retouched:


And here's the same shot with an embossing effect. Not too different - just a bit grainier:


Or I can turn it into a pencil sketch, still not too different:


Or go for something much more dramatic, like this negative image:


Which also lets me see what those chairs would look like, painted white.
Neat, yes? Well, at least it's a neat way to waste a Saturday afternoon.


Shadow Shot Sunday is a weekly photo meme hosted by Hey Harriet. To see many, many more shadow shots or to contribute some yourself, head on over to her blog.

10 comments:

  1. Delightful shadow shots for the day, Joy! Isn't it fun to play with the shadows and see what else you can come up with? I love it! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. I love your chairs in white, especially with the blue background. Isn't photo editing fun?

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  3. Lovely crisp shadows from a very attractive chair. Great effects - it's such fun to play with the editing, isn't it?

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  4. These were wonderful...the original and all the variations! What a great idea!
    I was just reading your Book Blog and noticed that Barbara Pym is one of your favorites. She's one of my favorites, also and I hardly ever run into anyone else who reads her books.
    Great minds!! I'll keep checking back to see what you're reading.
    Barbara

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  5. A cool shadow shot and fun edits! I can happily waste much time playing around in editing programs too!

    I hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  6. The balcony chairs
    become magical thrones when
    shadows surround them.



    Shadows in Dry Places

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  7. Nice work. I love native thing.

    By the way, I followed you in Google connect. This is one way to keep in touch. Hope you do the same
    Pink Go Green
    MAPEH homepage

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