#Stilllifelounge Sunday Showcase
Here at the #stilllifelounge we take our time and slow down to notice the details. This week our subject was glass.
This week we would like to feature the beautiful imagery of @artverso. She has been a committed still life Lounge contributor since its inception and has provided us with a wealth of visual delights. This weeks focus is on Glass and Paulette @artverso has this to say about her image:
It’s impossible for me to select any one type of subject that I most like to shoot. Anything can be or become an interesting image. From my first 35mm camera to the shooting exclusively with the iPhone, several qualities of the photographic aesthetic that I love so much have remained consistent: texture, abstraction and color. This image began with a shot of two vintage glass Japanese fish traps. The handblown glass had a beautiful texture and color. My process is fairly intuitive, I don’t keep track of the edit history, however, I primarily use the same apps. First, Iris to crop to square. I exported to Phototoaster and BeFunky to explore colors. First edits were in reds, blues and oranges. Back to Iris, convert to sepia using FX > bw. Adjustments > histogram. Texture added > surfaces > old photo. Last bit: lots of layering of the same image in different sizes and constraints. Blender for more layering. Import to IG, test various crops/filters to see if improvements can be made. For this image, I cropped nearly 2/3′s of the original, shifting from a literal to abstract image.
I found Jen and Anna’s Still Life Lounge early on and it is my favorite tag. The subjects are always interesting and challenging. The pace is leisurely, allowing for more contemplation in creating images. There are so many talented IG’ers that contribute, that it is always a delight to go take a stroll through the lounge.