No Direction Home

No Direction Home

"No Direction Home" . . .

I’ve always loved jumping straight onto the computer to begin editing after my photoshoot and last nights shoot was no exception. I’ve had this loose concept of orphaned siblings in my mind for so long now, it’s extremely wonderful that I actually managed to get it all together and off the ground. I have joyfully and unceasingly been editing this photograph through last night and all of today. Normally I would wait a day or two to publish incase I spot any mistakes I didn’t catch but this time I just can’t keep my fingers from hitting that little blue ‘publish’ button.

A HUGE thank you to my models – Aria, Zenya, Oscar and Xavier. They put up with crazy winds, dust and ash on their faces, itchy grass and a whole lot more.
I also have to say a massive thank you to everyone behind the scenes who helped me, which include but not limited to – Whitney Foster Photography who is not only my dear and wonderful friend but also my true photography companion. Em who is usually the one modelling for me but this time was holding down the fort with her brother and sister in law, Dan and Amanda who are also the parents of Xavier and Oscar.
Last but certainly not least, a thank you to my friend Ellen who made the Costume Aria, the eldest, is wearing. She is a FANTASTIC costume designer and helped me out of a tight spot as I had nothing for Aria to wear with only two days to spare. Check out her instagram @sharpscissors for more of her amazing work.

It may not be what I usually create but I’m happy with the outcome and I hope you guys are too.

Till next time folks … x

Posted by Sian Grahl on 2015-12-21 06:03:44

Tagged: , orphaned , orphans , siblings , blonde , blond beauties , lagoon , corn , edwardian , poor , kids , sunset , conceptual , contemporary , photography , art , heartbreak , lost , lost children , sydney , australia , youth , youthful , wondering , no direction home , vintage , old , worn , family

Alice_DT_Restore

Alice_DT_Restore

Original: flic.kr/p/eE6aST
Photographer: www.flickr.com/photos/christines_critters/

Program:PS
Clarity: Photo Restore. Light fading, some scratches and tears. Light dust. Detail is good.
Time: 10 hours due to learning different techniques
DT: K PMS116c
Reduction: aprox 50%

This time I was practicing layering elements with their own adjustment layers to test the load on the computer. I tried to be a little more critical with tonal variations to keep consistent with original. Less with the healing tool and more use of the blur tool which saved time. There some detail lost due to balancing the histo, but that was expected. Next was keeping the grey-scale environment intact when processing the duotone for later adjustments. Overall this is an improvement.

Posted by pflores012000 on 2013-09-09 23:11:48

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