Its the middle of winter here in New Zealand and June has been awful – its been grey and overcast for weeks – on Tuesday this week the weather service announced that Christchurch had only seen 13 hours of sunlight in 19 days!!!
Time to remind myself that spring is on its way, and I indulged in a bunch of bright cheerful flowers, which smell delicious as well.
Of course, they ended up in my studio for a photoshoot, allowing me to use some new props like my antique style watering can, for the first time.
This was one of the last shots, where the focus was on the two gerbera and the lovely bi coloured carnation (featuring one of my custom backgrounds as well).
The edit on this image is inspired by Marina de Wit – a talented fine art photographer also in NZ. She has a lovely matte style that I decided to try and emulate in this image.
The subject wasn’t necessarily the best composition, but as far as executing the editing style, I am really happy with it – I am calling this style “Elegant Fade”.
There is a Lensbaby Velvet 56 on its way from the US for me soon and I expect to be doing lots of soft focus flower images and look forward to using this editing style and refining it in the future.
Does this soft matte effect work for you? Not a fan? Let me know 🙂
No,it doesn’t work for me! But given how little sunshine you have had recently, I can understand this might be how you are seeing the world at present.
Hi Peter – its more that is a different artistic editing style for me, but thats OK, not everyone likes everything 🙂
I really like this edit.
THanks, Im quite fond of it myself 🙂