Angela Bonner, QPSA  

Paper glow by Angela Bonner, QPSA

August 2020 - Paper glow

About the Image(s)

This is something I had meant to try for a long time after seeing a video on You Tube.
Folded pieces of paper put onto a light pad with some old Strobist flash gels underneath.
Used my 24-70mm Canon lens on a tripod looking straight down through the paper.
Slightly changed the colour using the tint slider in Lightroom and a small crop. Other than that no further adjustments were made.
Great fun to do and you can get endless shapes!!

7 comments posted

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
What fun, Angela! I always look forward to your creativity! Endless possibilities for sure! Beautiful abstract and colors!   Posted: 08/02/2020 08:25:47

Bob Laster   Bob Laster
(Group 5)
Very creative. I love the patterns and colors. Thanks for sharing   Posted: 08/02/2020 10:54:43

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
(Group 18)
What a great idea and so well executed the colours and shapes work so well. Just clone over that tiny white spot bottom right to gain full marks.   Posted: 08/02/2020 14:05:22
Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Thanks for that never noticed. Always good to get another persons view!!   Posted: 08/02/2020 16:04:01

Bonné Noël   Bonné Noël
I love how the paper's DOF mixed the colours, the left side looks a bit like a tulip, I would have removed the paper at the right side.   Posted: 08/03/2020 02:04:57

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Angela, again a creative and unique shot. Never would know it to be a photograph, or what it is without your description. It is really great. Love the colors and shapes, and how they interact. Framing is awesome. It flows from left to right very successfully. Two minor points. 1. small bottom right corner triangle - either eliminate or bring in a little more of it, to make it a deliberate framing choice. 2. Bottom left is slightly bright, but it may just be best that way. I would tone it down very slightly, see how it then renders. A very fun shot that draws one in to really see it. Looks initially like spaghetti forks. Only by studying it do I see the paper and the depth. Love the depth. You handled this beautifully, and for a simple technique as you say, you have it mastered here.   Posted: 08/04/2020 13:04:05

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Thanks, Ian had already seen bottom left which I hadn't!!
Fun project!!   Posted: 08/04/2020 13:26:17


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