I was in France at the end of last year and captured some really nice scenery – PhotoStream/France. This is Le Château de Chambord a stunning place, the Chateau is a maze of hallways and rooms filled with unique artefacts from past residents and the architecture of the building is so detailed any where you look :P.
I have always been intrigued by the ‘Mac Screen Saver’ with the Paper Sculptures, so I decided to attempt the effect my self in a similar way. It took a while to figure out how to set things up, but I eventually created some interesting lighting angles and paper curls with a simple idea and method! Here is a short overview on how to create the effect and a little post-processing in gimp.
I have been kindly lent a macro lens – Canon Macro lens EFS 60mm 1:2.8 USM – and it is amazing to shot with :) ! I’ve experimented with water-droplets and generally snapping at anything really close-up, here is a ‘Jumping-Spider’ super close-up with the macro lens and slightly cropped.
A really simple concept and easy to achieve, however the results are great – Colour Gradient Match Photos. This technique can be useful for creating a mood in a photograph taken from another image. This is more of a quick tip intended to help achieve certain effects and drive development.