Marge Barham  

Whirls of Color by Marge Barham

September 2023 - Whirls of Color

About the Image(s)

Every year a group of friends and I get together to have what we call our "Macro Party". We all bring different things to play with and have lots of fun creating imagines. This year I brought crayons and a cup. My photo is just a bunch of crayons in a plastic cup. How simple right, but I spent lots of time playing with the different colors and getting so many different effects. This is one of my favorites.
Editing simple needed a little crop and a little darkening. Taken with my Canon Rebel XSi, Canon 100mm Macro Lens, f5.6, ISO 200.

6 comments posted

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
Kudos for your creativity and risk taking. I like the colors, shapes and textures of this abstract image. I think that it is fine as it is.You could remove some of the white spots. I of course played with it a bit. I flipped it counter clockwise to create more of a landscape feeling, added a vignette and s curves adjustment.   Posted: 09/03/2023 22:04:44
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Marge Barham   Marge Barham
Thank you Art for your comments. The flip works very well. I like the dark color on the bottom. And your adjustments are right on.   Posted: 09/18/2023 13:37:48

Kurtis Sutley   Kurtis Sutley
As soon as I opened our group's page, your picture just jumped out. For me, there is so much to like about this abstract. I love the color and motion. I love the balance and texture. I love the lines and contrasting colors. Did I say I love this image? I would love to have this as a metal print on my office wall. I think it's a real eye catcher. I can't think of anything I could do to improve it. Art's rotation and flip is interesting. I am a bit puzzled by how you created this. Did you melt the crayons? How did you get the waves in the colors? Just marvelous.   Posted: 09/05/2023 22:31:55
Marge Barham   Marge Barham
Thank you so much for your comments Kurtis. Of course its the colors that are jumping out. No melting needed. I took a small box of crayons, peeled off the paper wrappings, threw them into an unbreakable drinking glass that had a wavy pattern on the outside. That's it.
All these great comments made me get out my crayons again. If this inspired you please show me what you come up with.
  Posted: 09/18/2023 13:48:33

Regine Guillemin
Wow!!!!! Great Abstract!very creative !!!! I would like to echo Art and Kurtis comments. Yes this picture is definitely an eye catcher, Congrats!!!!I would like to know more about how you achieved this effect.   Posted: 09/09/2023 17:17:36
Marge Barham   Marge Barham
Regine thank you for your wonderful comments. I do appreciate hearing when I do get it right!
I replied to Kurtis with the "how to" so please try it and let me see what you get also.
Thanks again.   Posted: 09/18/2023 13:52:53


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