Friday, 31 January 2014

Themes of 2014

January - the first month of our new challenge and the subject given was 'phones and communication'.  How tempting not to join in this month - but that's not really the point is it, giving up when the prompt isn't exactly what I would want!  So I had a go and I'm very glad I did - I found myself working outside my comfort zone - no pretty vintage, no sepia tinted textures and no subdued light.  I wanted a clean, crisp image with a no-nonsense feel to it, plus a hint of 'office' and a desire to mask as much of my very unfashionable phone as I could!

Saturday, 11 January 2014


 Two versions of the same image here - in fact there is a third version for the Focus on Life challenge over on my blog at Velvet Moth Studio

The image was originally much darker, taken for the subject 'silhouettes' for this weeks challenge.  I lightened the image quite considerably and added a subtle Kim Klassen texture and a very pale sepia colour wash. 

Another couple of Kim Klassen's textures and a soft brown colour wash for this one.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Colors of 2013 - the finale

I have so enjoyed taking part in Eva Ricci's Colors of 2013 this past year.  The standard of the participating photographers is extremely high and I must admit I was rather intimidated by their professionalism and photographic abilities.  However, the group have been wonderfully supportive and encouraging, and working alongside them has certainly encouraged me to push myself harder and I've definitely learnt a lot!  I have learnt to be more caring of setting up the shots and getting the details right, and I've been more experimental in lighting and angles of shots - it's been a very enjoyable creative journey.
The challenge is changing for 2014, so I thought I would post my photo collages from 2013 and say a big Thank You to Eva Ricci! 

I am also linking this post with Mary over at Mosaic Monday

June - Yellow

 July - Purple

August - Grey

September - Brown

October - Orange

November in Turquoise and December in Red and Green are shown in the two previous blog posts.