Love in Abstract Original

Light Heart; January 16, 2012, 8:34am; Rexburg, ID; f/4.5; 1/60; Canon T3i; automatic adjustments made in Photoshop camera raw

Love in Abstract

“Love in Abstract”

This one wasn’t really hard to make. I morphed a copy of the background and the type layer together, added some bevel and a drop shadow to the type, and then took one of the colors from the center of the light heart and blended that color in a little bit to the type layer. It’s a subtle effect, but I didn’t want to go overboard on this; I think the image mostly speaks for itself.

Volleyball Court Original

Volleyball Court; January 16, 2012, 8:19am; Rexburg, ID; f/4.0; 1/40; Canon T3i; slight white balance adjustment and lens distortion adjustments in camera raw

Wall Texture

Wall Texture; January 15, 2012, 5:19pm; Rexburg, ID; f/4.5; 1/60; Canon T3i

Leaf Texture

Leaf Texture; January 16, 2012, 8:20am; Rexburg, ID; f/5.6; 1/100; Canon T3i

Visions of a Volleyball Court

“Visions of a Volleyball Court”

This blend is a composite of all three of the above images. The main image is, of course, at full opacity. The others are both around 20-30%. Then I used masks to lighten some parts even further, particularly in the sky and on the court. I really wanted to use the leaf texture because it was actually taken on the volleyball court. But I also really like the texture and the coloring that the wall texture added. I think it made the image seem less sterile.