Bill Foy  

Quilted Shells by Bill Foy

September 2021 - Quilted Shells

September 2021 - Bill Foy


About the Image(s)

So, after seeing the distortions some members of the group have submitted, I thought I'd give it a try. Since I'm really new at this, I'd appreciate all the help you think I need. I took an image of souvenirs hanging in a store in St. Augustine and played with it until I found something I liked, which, to my eyes, turned out to be something approximating a quilt. I first processed the image in ACR, adjusting exposure, highlights/shadows, and vibrance. Then, in PS, I used the Wave Distortion Filter to arrive at the quilt look. Nikon D300s, Nikkor 50mm f/2.8 prime lens, f/1.8, 1/500, ISO-400, no flash, handheld.

4 comments posted

Karen Harris   Karen Harris
This is cool and yes, very quiltlike. The vividness of the color in the top half seems to be less in the bottom half. I selected the bottom and increased color and contrast there to make it more even throughout.   Posted: 09/16/2021 16:09:32
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Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Well, Bill you certainly made this into a beautiful abstract. And a great selection of Ps tools to make it happen. Karen's idea on the contrast works extremely well. I wondered if could of used HSL color filters to change some of the colors but otherwise stylize using Ps filters. I don't think you need to as I really like it and hopefully you will look thru your catalog of images or be on the lookout for other creative images. Great seeing.   Posted: 09/16/2021 20:18:15

Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Very challenging image to appreciate - which can be said for many abstracts. At first glance, and initial reaction, I liked a lot. Patterns, lines, texture are an interesting journey for the eyes. I think it's a thought provoking, original image to be enjoyed. What bothered me a little bit was that every time I looked at it, I saw 3 images. Top 1/3, Middle 1/3, Bottom 1/3. And I think I like the middle third the best, as the patterns are a bit more in synch - my opinion only. I certainly like the image as a whole, but not sure that they are repetitive enough for an abstract.   Posted: 09/17/2021 16:11:34

Stephan Debelle   Stephan Debelle
Cool concept turning the original into an abstract. I am not sure how to evaluate it but it is pleasant to see.   Posted: 09/18/2021 23:53:26


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