Woohoo the internet is fixed (in the opinion of my ISP), so just in time for me to post my video before heading out to teach an evening class.
I took some shots yesterday of a pepper and some mushrooms. The pepper images I am not too sure about but t I love two of the compositions with the mushrooms. One of them I was looking at today and thougth that I would use a technique called Liquid Emulsion.
The technique in the days of the darkroom was to paint a light sensitive emulsion on to paper and then print with it. To see how I did this in Photoshop, you will have to watch the video below.
This is the first and the main image from the video. I really like the way it looks like the paper has not been painted enough with the emulsion and the image is just being brushed off the paper. The sepia tone is is very dark and gives a little bit extra depth to the shadows.
For an added bonus here is the bamboo image using the same technique. The difference between the way the effect works with dark and light images is quite nice to know. Just with the mushroom the brushstrokes being visible though the leaves gives something extra to the image.
Please let me know what you think of the images and the effect.
Hopefully I will be back to normal now with the internet being back online.
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