Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Experimenting with effects
Okay, I admit it. I'm not very good with applying effects to my photos. In fact, I rarely do it. I do crop some of them, but basically I'm a purist. WYSIWYG ~ what you see is what you get. PERIOD. Some other photographers, however, do a very good job with applying effects. I guess I'll just have to try doing it more often. I used Befunky for these and I'll try to write the effects. So, here goes...The top one is the old grapevine from the previous post, cropped. I didn't like all the junky cars and trucks in the background and this really lets the viewer see how old the trunk of the grape is. Then I choose one of the other photos. This was the "overhead" view of the grapes. I did it in black and white...eh? I'm not really liking that one. Next, is sepia....kinda boring, if you ask me...Next is gouache. I wasn't an art major, so I don't even know what gouache is...could somebody PLEASE explain it? I kinda like this one! :-) Finally, the last one is called "underpainting". Again, I have no idea what that is, but I like it, too! I think I'll start experimenting with some of these! Can anybody else recommend an editing website (free)? I am comfortable with BeFunky, but are there others? Thanks!~:-)