ampt Photo submitted by AMPt Member Jacob Dix (@Jacob606)

Title: Thorns & Glass

Image 1: So I stuck my hand in a thorn bush to get the main shot of
this image. I kept shooting closer and closer until I was creeping
inside the bush unsatisfied! I wasn't sure how I might use it,
excepting that I better if I went to all the effort. The image was
taken with the native camera app on my Galaxy W. I used the macro
lens, and reduced light sensitivity to -1 (of 2) to prevent the sky
from overexposing and causing a glow on the edge of the branches.

Post Processing: In PicSay Pro, I first cropped the image into a
square, and raised contrast and brightness by about 10. This made the
sky a near pure white, and brought out some detail of the branches.

Image 2: I took a number of picture recently of a blue glass on my
dinning room table. Different angles and lighting, but straight out of
the camera. I combined three of these in Photo Editor (free), and
altered the opacity of them all to about 30% (I think) so that they
were all equally visible. Save. Closed.

Reopened image 1 in Photo Editor. I have been thinking over a lot
about my editing process lately, and have wanted to experiment in
editing my photos in the negative (which in fact doubles the capacity
of all filters and layers available to me). The blue image was too
dark for my regular image and would hide the branches while coloring
the sky to strongly. So I inverted the main image into negative. Black
sky, white-redish branches. Then I applied the dark blue glass
composite image. I set it to opacity 220, which was pretty strong (had
to think in opposites here, as it would be weak when going back into a
positive image). While still in negative, I used "auto-contrast" on the new composite
image, so that the blue glass and black sky became a bit more extreme, while the light branches became lighter, and crowded out some of the
blue glass. Then I inverted the image back to positive. What was once
blue was now orange-yellow. I turned the image sepia using the sepia
filter. I gave it a final touch using "auto-tone" to smooth out the
intensity of the sepia filter nicely.


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