Birthday Gifts

     My friend Anna has a birthday coming up, and since she was the one who taught me the basics of the live trace art I put on the site, I thought that I would a new design just for the occasion. Problem is though, I have a tendency to go overboard, and made five. Now, I need some help from you guys to pick the best one. Just place your vote in the handy poll box. The winning print gets the honor of being an extra special birthday gift this Saturday. So be sure to vote, and if you’re feeling extra participatory, leave a comment down below telling me what you liked/hated about the designs above.

 

The Riverfront

     Today, we have my lovely friend Lucy Merriman modeling at Kent’s beautiful riverfront. Now, observant followers of the site will notice that, while this is Lucy’s first time modeling, she’s been featured on the site earlier as a promoted artist. She’s a fantastic writer and has some awesome paintings, so if you want to see more of her work follow the link here as soon as you’re done checking out the photos.

     This was a quick shoot, but I think I got a few nice shots. I decided to get more experimental with the editing, giving one shot an antique look, and doing some dramatic work with the colors on others. I would normally use Lightroom presets for these photos, but I thought that it would be more of  a learning experience to break down what I wanted out of the presets and try to recreate them. I’m happy enough with how these turned out that I’ll try some more extensive editing soon.

 

Bonus photo! Someone decided to toss a shopping cart into the river.

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