BTS: Insult to Injury

BTS: Insult to Injury

“I’ve wanted to be the light one, the simple one, the sweet one. Last night I learned – or perhaps was reminded – that I am none of these things. I am powerful.” -Michele Gardella Golden as the light which filtered through autumn leaves, her wounds wept for the pain callously dealt. And you add insult to injury. Behind the Scenes! Kelsie, the lovely lady in these photographs creates absolutely gorgeous ink illustrations.  One of the themes that runs through her drawings is a fox that has been struck by an arrow. A photo posted by Kelsie (@__seasonpoem) on May 27, 2015 at 1:25pm PDT I hoped to pay tribute to this theme in the shoot with her!  (Over the summer I worked on this arrow and have been dying to finally use it in a photo!)  These photos represent the pain we feel from wounds dealt by those closest to us.  Kelsie managed to communicate the emotions quite effectively. As always, have a delightful...
Accused of “Photoshop”

Accused of “Photoshop”

I use Photoshop on all of my images *gasp!* Honestly, that’s no secret, one look through my portfolio and you’ll see that I use Photoshop on all of my photos.  In fact, its one of my favorite tools to create little worlds of fantasy.  So why did it sting when I was accused of using Photoshop on one of my latest photos? (On multiple platforms!) Because I hadn’t “photoshopped” the area of the photo I was accused of. I felt hurt that I had been accused of being deceptive, of trumping a “manipulated” moon as the real thing.  I also felt discredited.  (That being said, I do see how someone might see it as an editing mistake and I do not wish to slander anyone who saw it as such.) A few nights ago, September 27th 2015, I sat out to watch an incredible natural event: The Supermoon Eclipse!  It was breathtaking, and my camera did the scene little justice.  That being said I wanted to take a few photos to take advantage of the surreal moments. In this photo, I was accused of placing the moon in between the trees and being careless enough to forget to mask the branch back over the moon. The very thing that makes the photo look fake is simply purposeful placement. I used the Stargazer App to locate the exact spot where the moon would rise, and set everything up before the it had even hit the crest of the horizon. The photo below was taken very shortly before the concept photo.  The branches can be clearly seen in front of the moon, by moving my camera...

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