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Onion Moon ( Just For Fun - Wanta Try It Yourself? )

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In my occasional lazy midday time at the country house, I find odd projects to shoot. I made a challenge for myself, and I invite you to do similar:
1. I picked up 3 unrelated objects in the kitchen and set them on a cloth, in a random arrangement but not overlapping.
2. Shot the scene (without as much care as i should have), with no plan as to what I meant to do with it. It might be more fun if you got someone else to pick the 3 objects. It was a meaningless scene, which I started to delete, but perversely made up this challenge for myself instead, using all 3 elements.
3. Later (after my computer died and was reborn) I brought it into Photoshop and extracted the elements.
4. I arranged the elements into a scene with some support materials from old photos, scans, and assorted junk to make a fun composition.
5. I added other textures, elements from my files, various adjustments and masks to "decorate". I added a moon masked in over the onion, a furry brush on the dog, added a background and some stars, stretched the spoon into a reflecting pool.
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Interesting, but I must say you out did yourself with the onion....

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minniev wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:02 am
In my occasional lazy midday time at the country house, I find odd projects to shoot. I made a challenge for myself, and I invite you to do similar:
1. I picked up 3 unrelated objects in the kitchen and set them on a cloth, in a random arrangement but not overlapping.
2. Shot the scene (without as much care as i should have), with no plan as to what I meant to do with it. It might be more fun if you got someone else to pick the 3 objects. It was a meaningless scene, which I started to delete, but perversely made up this challenge for myself instead, using all 3 elements.
3. Later (after my computer died and was reborn) I brought it into Photoshop and extracted the elements.
4. I arranged the elements into a scene with some support materials from old photos, scans, and assorted junk to make a fun composition.
5. I added other textures, elements from my files, various adjustments and masks to "decorate". I added a moon masked in over the onion, a furry brush on the dog, added a background and some stars, stretched the spoon into a reflecting pool.

I'm lovin' the concept Minnie, but most of all I'm lovin' your artistic vision. I'll have to put my attempt on the back burner for now thou.
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Psjunkie wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:26 am
Interesting, but I must say you out did yourself with the onion....
Oh yeah, the onion is ridiculous!

Make a Frank composite! We haven't seen pigs in so long!
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davechinn wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:06 pm
I'm lovin' the concept Minnie, but most of all I'm lovin' your artistic vision. I'll have to put my attempt on the back burner for now thou.
Dave
You are so far ahead of most of us, you don't need practice, but I'd love to see a new Chinn composite!
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Post by Duck »

I do say, the onion moon is a good one.

I think astronomers should pick one of those lunar seasons and actually call it the Onion Moon.
I can see the amateur photographers around the globe lining up for that shot already. :D
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Duck wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:30 am
I do say, the onion moon is a good one.

I think astronomers should pick one of those lunar seasons and actually call it the Onion Moon.
I can see the amateur photographers around the globe lining up for that shot already. :D
C’mon, Duck, take the challenge! Make a Duck-Original out of flotsam and jetsam you grab up around that scary studio.
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minniev wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:33 am
C’mon, Duck, take the challenge! Make a Duck-Original out of flotsam and jetsam you grab up around that scary studio.

Sure, why not. I'll take a look around and see what comes together.
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Duck wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:42 am
minniev wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:33 am
C’mon, Duck, take the challenge! Make a Duck-Original out of flotsam and jetsam you grab up around that scary studio.

Sure, why not. I'll take a look around and see what comes together.
Looking forward to seeing what inventive thing you come up with!
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Post by minniev »

I can't get anybody to play with me?

Well, I'll play by myself then.

Here is "Ghost Fish"

I had my "assistant" choose and arrange 4 objects.
Then I cobbled them together against the background of an old painting I had a print of.
In case you're wondering, the tomato is clipped to the fish.
In all honesty I have no idea where the ghost fish came from. He just appeared unbidden lined up beneath the tomato fish but at a different angle. But with that many layers I could have done anything. I liked him so I left him there.

PS - does anyone know how to flatten rolled up paper documents that have been rolled up over 100 years? I have a big bunch of them, very brittle and tattered at the edges, but they are so cool, I want to get them unrolled.
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