World of Make Believe
I have had some free time to work a little more on my composites. The case I was working on for the last 5 years settled so I am out and about looking for a new job and have a ton of free time to create my make believe worlds. The image above is a composite of a great old lock and keys that my Dad had collected. The image of me was shot in my home and I am actually wearing one of Dad’s old hats. The checkerboard floor was created by me in photoshop and the sky is a combination of one I took and one that Brooke Shaden had in her texture set. I did most of my work in Nik Color Efex 4 and Photoshop with a slight oil paint filter on it. The images above were taken with my Fuji X-Pro1 and x100s.
The image below is a composite of the MTA train bridge connecting the Bronx to the island of Manhattan. I photographed it with my Pentax K5 a few summers ago from the last train car on my commute home. The image of me was taken in my home with my Fuji X-Pro1. I processed the image in Photoshop, Lightroom 5 with a preset by Trey Ratcliff called Happy Baby and Nik Color Efex 4. The clouds are again Brooke Shaden’s from her textures. I also used textures by Dirk Wuestenhagen. I again put a very subtle oil paint filter on it.