Hazel Price  

The Jewelry Shop by Hazel Price

July 2024 - The Jewelry Shop

July 2024 - Hazel Price


July 2024 - Hazel Price

Original 2

July 2024 - Hazel Price

Original 3

About the Image(s)

It was taken on a Camera Club Group photoshoot on an evening in June in
Hay on Wye.

I took several images through the window of a jeweller's shop with a
multiexposure effect in mind.

The three images all had elements that I liked so I combined the three
in PS.

One was a deliberate out of focus one which formed a background layer
and one was more of a closeup which provided some detail.

I cropped the combined image and got rid of the price tags with the spot
healing brush tool.

It's a good job the shop was closed otherwise I would have been spending
some money there!

3 comments posted

Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Hazel, I appreciate what you were trying to do with the shots taken on your Camera Club Group photoshoot to create a multi-exposure effect. Unfortunately, it hasn't quite worked for me primarily because it is a very busy image with much in it to occupy our attention. It needs to be simpler; I always find that there is much to be said for the old adage 'Less is More'. Your composite is a very busy image and there is no obvious place on which to rest the gaze. I would be inclined to play around with your Original image and forget the other two. In the version below to show a flavour of what I mean, I have cropped the original, cloned out some distracting elements to give prominence to the three ear-rings which creates a good visual triangle of interest and stroked a white line around the image.   Posted: 07/10/2024 12:50:15
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Hazel Price   Hazel Price
I value your comments Brian and agree with them up to a point. The image is very busy. I suppose I was trying to create the experience of seeing so many beautiful earrings laid out before me. Where do I look? which do I like? which shall I buy?
It is really more of an impression of colour and shape than anything. My eye definitely goes to the two on the right at the front which are in focus. While your cropped image is clear and simple, it doesn't replicate the feeling I got when looking into the jewellers window.   Posted: 07/10/2024 14:26:09
Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Hazel, You certainly achieved your objective to illustrate the experience of seeing so many beautiful earrings and to create a sense of confusion and wonder in your mind's eye. The delight of photography is that there is no right or wrong way; essentially, they are all right and defined by the boundaries of our own objectives.   Posted: 07/11/2024 03:22:41


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