Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Little Christmas tree

One of many small lighted trees we have around our house. Absconded into my basement photo area and placed on a small light box. Sheet of light green Canson art paper (available at most hobby stores) used as a backdrop. Hand-held flash unit bounced off ceiling. Tree replaced on fireplace mantel. Wife is used to decorations disappearing for short periods of time.

Post processing (in Photoshop Elements 6.0): Orton processing applied. Vignetting and gaussian blur added. Photo of blurred golden lights layered over the photo and blended via "soft light" setting and 25% opacity. Layer over tree and bucket selected, feathered and deleted. Lens flare added to light bulbs. Adjusted brightness and contrast.

Hope this Christmas season is going well for you and yours.

Photo sightings: Digicamhelp.com is featuring my photo, “What to My Wondering Eyes Should Appear” on their home page for the next week or so. Check it out – the site offers a LOT of helpful articles about getting the most out of your digital camera.

Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.

1 comment:

Wanda said...

Hi James ~~ I'm sorry I missed so many of your posts while I was gone to Las Vegas to help our son man a booth at the Cowboy Christmas Crafts Fair.

Good to be back and enjoying your lovely Christmas Pictures.