Sunday, February 15, 2009

CALENDULA COMPOSITE 1

Let's try something new. These are candula flowers, as in the fragrance. They grow like weeds in my vegetable garden. I didn't plant them, they just came up on their own, so I allowed a few to grow. This picture is made from different photographic angles of a single bloom.
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In digital graphics, the image can be "extracted" from its background. Once that is done, it can be resized, rotated, layered on top or behind other images, moved from one page to another or within a page frame, blended and so on. It allows the assembly of a composite like this to create interesting pictures form a single blossom.
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I have few dozen photos of other calendula flowers, so we will be expanding from here. Finally, we can combine the image with text to fill in space on the page and to add further interest to the image. You can't beat Kahlil Gibran as a source of beautifully phrased wisdom.
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REFERENCE: i52, t29

NIGHTBLOOM MANDALA WITH POEM AS CARD

I have been trying to come up with a way to put the poem and the image together on the front of the card. I have tried several versions of superimposing the text with various colors and font sizes. This is the best I have been able to come with. It prints quite well. Thinner print would be nice for showing more of the picture in the back, but the print needs to be at least this size for easy reading.
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Note to KR: I can bring a printed sample of this if you want to consider it.
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REFERENCE: i36, t1, v7