Friday, April 07, 2006

Double Exposure

Hey all. The famous Uncle Robert has lent me a couple of books on photography by Freeman Patterson. In The Joy of Photography I read a passage about double exposures (the book is 30 years old, so it of course refers to film). This is my attempt at a 21st century double exposure, using Photoshop. I think it's kind of fun.

I took a picture of these (magnolia?) buds while focused on the bushes in the distance. I then (thank you tripod) took the same picture, focusing on the buds. I layered them in Photoshop and this was the result.

Thank you all for your visits to this site. I enjoy seeing your work on your respective web pages and appreciate your feedback here. I learn a lot about what makes an interesting picture when I see your photos.


Blogger "K" Fingerett said...

Wow... Thats a beautiful picture- I like :)

I don't know how to use photshop, so I can't really comment on that... :\

"Double Exposure" I guess I learned something new today :D


7:05 PM, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Hey Timmy, first time I have been able to get over this way. Wow! This shot in particular is lovely. Nice work.

7:09 PM, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Fraser said...

Photoshop & layers! You will be able to quit your day joob soon . . .

7:39 PM, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

This is wonderful. Such beautiful rich color.

I cannot get PS, it drives me NUTS. What little I can do in PS is usually accidental. I get inpatient with it and usually walk away with a headache. lol.

Thanks for the supportive comments on the waterfal pics. They were a bit of a pain to do. I think those sodium lights were a big problem. I actually did some frames of just the waterfalls, but they didn't thrill me, again probably those ugly yellow lights. I also was a bit rushed, but I am determined and I will try again, maybe at the beach next time.

7:55 PM, April 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

excellent picture, I like the composition of colour and the way in which you made the picture. Never thought of using photo shop, now I have another avenue to try.

I won't be taking any pictures until I slow down abit. I have a lot of swim meets to attend this month, so I may have to wait for a bit.

Great picture. Thanks again for your information in making this pic.

7:57 PM, April 07, 2006  
Anonymous Suby said...

Great picture, double exposure, don't know why people think that HDR is such a new fad, just another name for double exposure. Difference is, double exposure works. HDR, not feeling it at the moment.

Lovely shot, well done.


12:38 AM, April 08, 2006  
Anonymous Sinem said...


1:57 PM, April 08, 2006  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

lovely color and nice composition:-)

4:00 PM, April 08, 2006  
Blogger Wolf said...

Thats pretty cool, well done!

8:33 PM, April 08, 2006  
Blogger Ali said...

I had never actually heard of double exposures before. How exactly do you "layer them" in photoshop?

This trick is very interesting. Opens up possibilities for lots of great shots. Thanks.

9:10 AM, April 09, 2006  
Blogger Jill said...

These are just beautiful!

8:07 PM, April 11, 2006  
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4:11 AM, April 16, 2006  

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