12/02/10 - Oh the weather outside is frightful...
2nd in what could become a snowman series:-) Certainly 2nd in making Christmas cards I don't need (because my photo cards are already printed). Just a snowman in my collection. I found myself stressed and picture of the day less around 10PM last night. When I don't find time to take a few pics during the day, you know I am having a rough day. I walked around the house trying to find something to shoot that would be entertaining. This guy stood out to me. I illuminated him from behind using a color changing LED light. It's wrapping paper behind him making the shimmer blue background. I put the paper on cardboard, cut a small hole in both, taped the LED to the cardboard, and set things in place for the shot. Here's the set-up:
I'm sure I took 50 shots trying to get just the right blend of color as the lights changed and the right pose and clarity. I thought I was going to pick a strongly tinted blue version, but this white/purple one ended up standing out to me more. In pp, I just up'ed the blue tones a bit and added the frame and words.
Thank you for your comments on the autumn leaves from yesterday. Although many of our leaves are down, really, we have leaves continue to fall into January...just depends on the type of tree. My yard is a wreck of leaves everywhere, but usually the clean-up is saved for a warmer day in January.