Gary Butler  

Big Crayons by Gary Butler

October 2020 - Big Crayons

October 2020 - Gary Butler

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October 2020 - Gary Butler

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About the Image(s)

Here is another image that I shoot this past July downtown Rochester. As you can see in the original the crayons themselves are only 4 and are all white. The originals were shot at 5:45 PM so the next night, at the same angle to the sun but in my backyard I took pictures of many different color crayons - second original.

I did the basic adjustments to the image in LR. In PS I duplicated and added the fifth crayon. I then took each crayon color that I needed and made a selection in one PS image that I transferred and Transformed by Warping to the right shape in the final image.

4 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
This is a clever shot. Nice job of coloring the crayons.
One possible suggestion. You might reverse the colors of the green and yellow crayons, and the purple and blue, because then all five crayons would be in the same color order as the building behind. But ignore my comment is you specifically wanted to avoid that.   Posted: 10/03/2020 18:23:50
Gary Butler   Gary Butler
Thanks Stephen. I thought long and hard about putting them in the same order before deciding for a more random orientation. It seemed more "right brained" that way.   Posted: 10/07/2020 12:46:36

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
You are so darn talented! What a great shot, wonderful colors, and what you did with crayons was brilliant! The flow of the lines in the background architecture keeps a circular movement in the image. The flowering fruit tree sure benefits from this kind of balancing! Very well done.   Posted: 10/05/2020 09:25:25

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Gary, your postprocessing acumen, again, is magical. The image is so believably real. I like your spirited and playful use of color and the way the building and crayons communicate that compositional element. Eye candy.   Posted: 10/07/2020 11:12:18


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