Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Fun with photos & a self portrait

The talented Kirsty Wiseman created a digital printout for the Studio Calico blog, which inspired me to change this photo, which I like because of the movement of the children but which had an uninteresting and busy background.



I overlayed the pattern and the butterfly with the original photo and got this. One of my favourite layouts at the moment.



Thanks Kirsty!

When my daughter came home from school with this self portrait, my husband & I smiled at each other, as to say "so that's how she sees herself". The portrait is accurate enough, but if you look at it on its own, you'll probably guess that the subject has her roots in Africa instead of Asia. But with her cafe-au-lait skin tone (the photo is too bright as I overcompensated for taking the photo in a dark spot of the house), wide nose and full lips it's easy to get mistaken.

3 comments:

Lynn said...

ooooh I love that butterfly lo Elisa. So simple yet so stunning :)

Close To Home said...

You are brilliant to think of doing that with your pic! I absolutely LOVE it and the page for it!!

Kirsty Wiseman said...

wahey, Elisa - love what you dd with my download xx You did a better job than me !