Saturday, September 18, 2010

Shades of Gray


This is my entry for the Shades of Gray challenge over at Tumblefish Studios celebration this week. I have enjoyed working in the grayscale modes (color is my usual driving force) but have learned some valuable perspective about shadow, subject, lighting and tone which take a front seat with the absence of color. Images from Dover books, wikimedia, artist papers and Holliewood at Deviantscraps all blended in photoshop grayscale.

16 comments:

  1. WOW This is fabulous Lori,I love the image of the girl you used!!

    Jayne :-)

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  2. I love this Lori..it is gentle yet dramatic and yet soft and powerful..wonderful romantic essence to it too! Awesome work!
    Have agreat wkd!
    Victoria~
    PS; thankyou for your lovely visits and words..so appreciated!

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  3. Hi Lori! Just catching up on your recent work-wow! I love the witch especially, and the moody lighthouse. Today's picture makes me want to try this-like you I love colour and don't often dispense with it!

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  4. Really really beautiful.
    Fabulous shades of black and grey. Love your layering.

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  5. OMG this is absolutely stunning! I would love to have this hanging on my wall...just beautiful!

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  6. Lori this is just amazing. Fabulous take on the challenge, Love it

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  7. Oh wow Lori, this is out of this world gorgeous. Annette x

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  8. Lori! This is exquisite. That's the word that always comes to mind with all of your work and no different with this. It's gorgeous. And I love what you wrote about working in grayscale - you described the challenge so well. Beautiful work all the way around and I so appreciate you playing along!

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  9. wow, this is beautiful, it reminds me of the classic soulful statues in garden groves.EE

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  10. STUNNING work, Lori...that image of the girl just speaks to me.....happy weekend!!

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  11. Another very beautiful piece :)

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  12. Absolutely stunning Lori...just love what you have here and looks fabulous in grayscale...

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  13. You seem to be on a roll with your use of grayscale. One thing that always impresses me is your ability to try new things. Simply wonderful.

    I hope you don't mind that I add this here. I found a tutorial on how to enlarge your photos in your blog posts. I hope this is helpful in making your photos larger, although they are visually stunning in the size they're saved in now:

    http://www.pimpandpaint.com/2009/11/making-blog-pictures-larger-and-spam.html

    You may need to adjust the code to fit your blog parameters.

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  14. I really love this greyscale effect, it seems to make the image stand out really dramatically. Another lovely post.

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  15. This would make a great poster - I would definitely hang it on my wall :-)

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