View Full Version : Silhouette of Tree & Raven

Doug L
05-11-2012, 02:11 AM
The original image (taken with a 200mm lens) had a boring grey background so I merged the silhouette with another shot I had taken the same day with a macro lens of a deliberately out-of-focus pinkish apple blossum. I played with the hue and saturation and here is the result.


05-11-2012, 05:20 AM
I really like what you have done with this Doug. I am just wondering if it may be more effective flipped horizontally. Just a thought!

05-11-2012, 06:14 AM
Very cool. Love the colour.

05-11-2012, 07:57 AM
What a really cool result. It would make an awesome book cover or something. Nicely done.

05-11-2012, 09:17 AM
very striking indeed - dig it!

Doug L
05-12-2012, 12:21 AM
Thanks, everyone, for the comments. Runmonty, after trying your suggestion - flipping the image horizontally - the original orientation works best for me, but thanks anyway.

05-12-2012, 06:06 PM
Very nice graphic look.Love it.

05-12-2012, 06:52 PM
the original orientation works best for me.

The more I look at it, the more I agree with you. It was just a thought when I first looked at it. Hope I didnt offend. It is a really cool image.

05-12-2012, 07:10 PM
Love this image Doug, and hope you framed it.

05-14-2012, 11:13 AM
Well done.

Doug L
05-14-2012, 11:37 PM
...Hope I didnt offend...
Not at all. I truly appreciate any and all comments about my photos, even if I decide not to follow suggestions. This is why I joined this forum in the first place - to tap into the technical knowledge and creative and artistic ideas of people in this community, in order to improve my photographic skills. So, thanks again Runmonty and everyone else.:)

Doug L
05-14-2012, 11:55 PM
In case this is of interest to anyone, these are the two shots (background & silhouette) that I used to creative the image. You'll notice how muted the colours are in the original background layer and the intrusive branches that I didn't keep in the silhouette layer.

Also, here are two other background layers I've experimented with. Both are more defocused macro apple blossum shots.

05-15-2012, 10:22 AM
Very cool, thanks for sharing.. .funny the ad I'm seeing at the top of the page is for "green screen photography" :)

05-16-2012, 04:44 PM
striking image- nicely done.

05-19-2012, 02:11 PM
I just love the simplicity of it. Very striking!