Mono Fire. W4.
Week Four, A Golden Glow, Final Edition


This challenge is hosted by Robyn Gosby on  her Captivate Me blog.  You can visit her to see all of the challenges or to join in.


This week I started with copy of Week one and turned it into B&W.

I created a golden layer background.  Erased at a very low opacity and flow around the flame to bring up the golden glow and merged the 2 layers.

Brought up a new layer of a marble layer I made ages ago and placed it on top, reducing the opacity to 25%.  Increased contrast and brought the brightness down. Slightly adjusted the levels to gain some clarity and to highlight the flame. Did the same with exposure slides. Burned and smudged in the  edges of the flame. Burned and smudged the top corners which were distracting from the focal point.

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Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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