I spent time furthering my double exposure skills. I found the pen tool serves my needs for mor eintricate work better than the lasso tool I was using yesterday. It allowed for better accuracy that I was struggling to capture on the eagle's feathers. Although these are amateur attempts at trick photography, it was fun to take structural art. Here are a few of the ones I decided were not completely atrocious.
Through The Tangled Lens I See
I shot the base photo was taken with a 100mm Macro lens. The insert image is of a metal pendant, shot on 24-105mm. Both photos were taken on a Canon 40D.
Other than the pendant being slightly angled right in it's horizon line, I'm quite happy with this one. I would have liked to have better equipment to make the base photograph match a sci-fi aesthetic, but I was shooting by myself with a desk lamp and a white sheet.
The base photo and insert were taken with the 24-105mm on a Canon 40D.
I wasn't quite sure I'd be able to pull this one off. After playing with sizes extensively, I finally got the fit I was looking for. I love how you don't notice the face instantly. My only element to fix is the lightness of hair on the side edges.
Take Time, Smell Roses
Base: Canon 40D, 24-105mm. Insert: Canon G15.
I had extra watch photos and that beautiful rose in the recesses of my photography library. I thought they made a rather shocking pair. You can see on the bottom and right edges where I was still using the also tool, compromising my accuracy.
Ticking InfinitiesBase: Canon 40D, 24-105mm. Insert: Courtesy of Google Images.
I did this one a few days after Take Time, Smell Roses. I used a pen tool to get better accuracy around the clock face.
To Boldly Go
Base: Canon 40D, 24-105mm. Insert: Stock image courtesy of Google Images.
This image happened without and conscious cutting or layering. I simply slapped the two together and filtered them. The meld accident created is quite lovely. I wish the galaxy image was of higher quality, but I borrowed it off Google for practice. If I create this image for a further purpose, I will take/create/purchase a richer insert image.
I See The StarsBase: Canon 40D, 24-105mm. Insert: Courtesy of Google Images.
I completed this image a few days after To Boldly Go. I wanted to try different galaxy and nebula images to see how the highlights and color combine with this picture and study how they blend. I've found those with the most flares and swirls translate the best on this particular base.
Base and insert: Canon 40D, 24-105mm.
I did not expect this to work. I'm still not entirely convinced it does: the back ground is too ordinary and dim, and the superimposed face lacks hair and a neck. (That last complaint might be overlooked as the point was not to create the idea of a see-through book). However, it is one of my favorites of the day. You will recognize the face from the watch and galaxy photos - it's a miracle it matched with the base.
Keys to the Heart
Both base and insert are stock images borrowed from Google.
I have had this image of ribs being piano keys for a while. It will be incorporated into a script I'm working on. I attempted the direct metaphor here because I wondered if I could match piano keys to something like ribs. It didn't work entirely, butI'm not repulsed by the result either. Another stepping stone to getting better, I suppose.