Zenfolio | Ken Kephart | Bonsai!

Bonsai!

May 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

24th of May, 2017

I signed up for ZenFolio today. The Advance Plan was offered for $50 for the single month - with 24/7 live support - lower for the year. I chose the single month and will drop back to $5 for subsequent months. It certainly seems inexpensive. There are trade-offs.

I’m having trouble uploading single photos. How can that be? I had uploaded several over the past few days. Now, I can’t. Tech support suddenly feels less chatty. Have I been that big a pain in the ass? Perhaps I’m older than I think I am.

I’ve been working on a photo of a Bonsai plant taken last year at the Brooklyn Museum. I’m struggling with it. I remember the day well. The plant is in shadow, on a table with a beige stucco wall behind it. The light isn’t great and the slight under exposure doesn’t help. There is a soft bar of light on the wall from right to left, upper left. I love the form of the tree but I’m having trouble making this image pop in color.

The simple thing, I thought, going in, was to drop the background out and replace it. I seldom do that - though there are times. This time, I kept the background, made my usual adjustments and brought it into PS. After a few tweaks, I ran it through Impression. That left Impression’s texture overlay atop the subject. Mask away… It took TIME. I really like the background. The tree not so much. Back to the drawing board. I’ll show the completed image one day - maybe. 


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...
Subscribe
RSS
Archive
January February March April May (6) June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December