It Starts with a Photo

Stars of Petals on Black Variation 3 © Harold Davis

Actually, in this case it starts with an arrangement on my light box, and eight high-key HDR exposures recombined in Photoshop. The resulting image is shown immediately below.

Stars of Petals © Harold Davis

An LAB L-Channel inversion puts the image on a black background, like so:

Stars of Petals on Black © Harold Davis

From here, it was time to play with post-production, using rotations, horizontal and vertical reversals, a variety of Photoshop blending modes, and more LAB processing. Which variation do you like best?

Stars of Petals Calligraphic Variation © Harold Davis

Stars of Petals on Black Variation 1 © Harold Davis

Stars of Petals on Black Variation 2 © Harold Davis

Stars of Petals on Black Variation 4 © Harold Davis

Stars of Petals on Black Variation 5 © Harold Davis

This entry was posted in Patterns, Photograms, Photography, Photoshop Techniques.

One Comment

  1. Liz November 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm #

    I can’t resist the challenge even though I have no kind of art qualification. I like ‘Stars of Petals on Block’ and Variation 2. I liked some aspects of the Calligraphic Variation. For the record, I was viewing them on a very ordinary little laptop screen. Cheers, Liz

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