Welcome to week 6 of the "52 Week Project". This week's theme is Fantasy, which is defined as, "the faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable." In photography, this correlates to the limit of what can be achieved as determined by your creativity, imagination and your technical abilities (both behind the camera and/or on the computer).
I have to admit, that when it comes to photography, "Fantasy" is not my forte. Therefore, this should prove to be a very brief blog entry. I hope you enjoy my limited repertoire of Fantasy photos.
The first two photos were created using the same "3D Pop-up" effect. This is a relatively simple and fun effect to achieve. It consists of duplicating the original image, masking the area you want to "pop" up in one of the images. Creating a mask, using perspective warping, creating a gradient fill layer (for the shadows of the paper), and voila - you have a 3D effect. I've only attempted this twice, and have shared both results below. If you're interested in trying this, you can follow this link to create your very own 3D Pop up effect .
This is Maggie. She's a beautiful dog and a sweetheart. Her favorite activities are going for long walks and hearding her buddy Rhodes.
These two beautiful sweet dogs, were photographed at the Apostle Island Sled Dog Races a couple of years ago. The black one reminds me of a wolf. The same technique was followed, but in this one, I added a bit of snow out of the frame.
Last but not least is Titus. A sweet active pup who loves to fly (with or without his cape.) This is a composite image made up of 4 photos, the moon, the cape, the bone, and Titus. The picture below is the original picture of Titus. He has since been adopted.
This blog was created as part of a weekly project and a blog circle. Every week,
we tackle a new subject or photographic technique. Thank you for stopping by.
To see more examples of this week's theme, please visit: Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography, fetching family portraits in Coppell, Texas and surrounding cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.