This is the picture that was giving me some grief. I tweaked it and removed most of the shadows. I think. I sometimes lighten pictures so much that the details get "washed away", so I wanted to make sure that didn't happen with this. With the first pic I took, the bananas lost almost all of the detail when I lightened it, so I had to go in and manually lighten only certain areas. I'm still not wild about it, but it's better than it was before, methinks :-/.
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It is very hard to look at the quality of your pictures when your work is so distracting. If you do not describe your work as a mini, there is no way anyone can tell, Kiva. Usually there's some tell-tale signs but I really can't see any. Even the ribbon is folded with such precision. Do you have very small hands and fingers, Kiva?ReplyDelete
Awww, thanks Susan! Well, a compliment doesn't get any better than that! WOW!! Mom did the ribbon ;-). She does some of my fiddly stuff- jar labels (which drives her batty), baskets, crates, and stuff like that.ReplyDelete
Susan, my wing span is nearly six feet, I kid you not. I am like an orangutan. I KNEW I had unusually long arms, so I got mom to measure them from fingertip to fingertip, outspread. I have long fingers, too (I should have been a swimmer or piano player). This is why my mom calls me spider!
Oh! I know how it can drive you crazy trying to get a photo to come out right, especially after you've been looking at it so long you feel like you can't even tell anymore! I can see what you mean about the bananas being the lightest/brightest, but overall it looks great from here. The color and contrast and detail is very good. And it's another gorgeous mini!ReplyDelete
I know this problem too Kiva. To take good photos from miniature settings is not easy and I agree with Grace, only the bananas are a bit to bright. Your gift basket is fantastic like all your works!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Grace and Karin!! YES, Grace, it is the blasted bananas that have been driving me well....bananas!! Ok, I'm going to go back and lessen the brightness a bit more, because those puppies are like a beacon, shining in the (not so) night :-/ReplyDelete
Also, is it just me, or do the bananas look a little pornographic, as in semi-erect?? I had a difficult time postioning them. Great, I made a gift basket of bright, semi erect penises. I am ready to jump off the balcony.ReplyDelete
Fluorescent light does not cast the harsh shadows that incandescent and sunlight does. Diffusing filters over photo lights also reduce the shadows as do photo tents.ReplyDelete
I photograph under full spectrum fluorescent lights in the workshop, they have a 500k rating that matches sunlight. When I want shadows I use halogen lights or photo bulbs or I wait for a sunny day.
Karin, why did I already know that you have the full setup nailed ;-)?? I tweaked the pic so it's not as bright. I do have one of those little tent like contraptions but I don't have anywhere to set it up :-/. I think I will definitely get some fluorescent lights, though! Right now, I am taking pics right next to my laptop with six lamps, lol!! I need some hardcore lighting!ReplyDelete
Hi Kiva, I have done a 'post' regarding the basket of lemons, pop by if you like & read the wonderful comments....ReplyDelete
Gracias, sweet Teresa!!ReplyDelete
Awww Linda!! I am going to go right now!!
QUICK! Show us your tatt!!!! Show me yours and I will show you mine! ;)ReplyDelete
Susan, you little bugger! I KNEW you were hiding a tattoo somewhere ;-)! I really did. I have a bandage on my ankle. I am scheduled for a shoulder (back) piece on monday (a memorial to my daddy), but I kept looking at the butterfly on my ankle today and thought that I wanted it embellished somewhat, so I went in today and had some scrolly looking stuff put in the background. It turned out somewhat bigger than I had envisioned, but I like it! So, with the new one on monday, I will have five (I have some Chinese writing on my ankles and one on my left shoulder blade that we won't discuss). I am going to stop there...for now ;-). I will snap a pic of my two new pieces on monday or tuesday, but in the meantime, I want to see YOURS!! Show me!!ReplyDelete
It looks great Kiva! I was just at Bead It on Waialae and a nice worker asked what I do and I showed her my sweets and she instantly asked if I knew about you and we couldn't stop talking about how wonderful your work is!ReplyDelete