Monday, August 6, 2012
This week's theme for Collage Obsession is "Oriental." Hence my post title, Oriental Obsession.
I took this flamingo picture last year at the North Carolina Zoo.
Here it is after levels, hue/saturation, etc.
This picture was also taken at the zoo, in their beautiful botanical gardens. I resized this photo and merged it with the flamingos to make this a subtle background layer. I erased this layer where it covered the flamingos. It made the flamingo in the back of the picture pop - it was hardly noticable before.
You can make out some of the red flower in the background.
I also photographed this orchid at the zoo's botanical gardens. I altered the color, removed most of the background, and added it to the flamingo image.
You can see the orchid in the upper right corner. While I was happy with how this was going, I wasn't sure I'd achieved the theme of "oriental" and so went looking on the internet.
Where I conveniently found this bamboo. I altered color and size and added it in the lower left corner to produce my final image.
Another fun collage, and I'm definitely obsessed with doing them!