15 January 2011

Project 52 - Week 2

The theme this week was 'Illustrate a Song'. I had a tough time with this one. I eventually came up with a few ideas but I found I had hardly any time when it was light outside to try to get the right shot. On the final day though I managed to pull it out of the bag and I'm really happy with how it turned out.

The song I chose was Under the Wheels from one of my favourite bands, My Vitriol.

I actually found the crushed red bull can in the road near my house and thought the bright colours were perfect to contrast with the dull road colour, so I picked it up and took it to work with me! Then I found the perfect spot on a road to take the photo - I like the leaf in the background too which was chosen to be there on purpose. This is one of the first photos that I have actively thought about the composition and staged the whole thing.

I did add a few effects afterwards using Picnik, although it looked good as it was too - I added a slight colour boost, a bit of cross-processing effect, a small vignette and rounded corners. I can be very particular about all this altering - I made loads of versions!!! Here are a few rejects:

1 comment:

Amanda said...

I like it a lot. I think the editing is just right. The first crop is really cool too, but the focus isn't so much on the can so it isn't as poignant.

Great job!

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