Travelling around the globe made me see more things that I ever imagined, specially this time of year, when summer has barely started on the southern hemisphere. It was in one of these countries that I met a Japanese girl called Kureha Touka. Walking around on a golden beach with a blue sapphire sea, with her light brown hair being blown away by the wind I knew I had to approach and ask her for a photo shoot. With the opportunity of appearing on a photography fashion magazine she agreed with a gentle smile to do the shoot on a special scenario set.
Of course I haven’t been travelling around the globe but from the time I made the last post to this one it really looks like it. Those that “follow” my pictures on my flickr page know that I haven’t stopped photographing. I just don’t have much interest in blogging nowadays. Probably because I’ve noticed that most blogs haven’t been receiving the usual feedback (comments), most likely because of the evil thing called Google Reader. Such an evil and useful tool that thing is. The guy/gal that came up with the idea should either be shot or given a super award (LOL). Anyway, since I was asked to do another post because some people really enjoyed my last pictures, I decided to do it. Here’s the rest.
I decided not to do a full body shot and a back shot, well actually I have them on the hard drive, but they looked weird (pictures) so I decided not to upload. Since she is so slim and her back only has a nice wavy hair and a nice a.. it still didn’t look good on pictures, not very photogenic in that area. But she’s gorgeous from the front in all aspects.
In these next pictures I decided to try something new on photoshop. Messing around with my black & white macro and mixing layers I came up with an interesting effect. By increasing the contrast with mixed up layers I managed to get some nice colouring effects, which to some people resemble skin colour. Unfortunately it doesn’t work very well with some existing pictures of other figures I took in the past.
(Photoshop alert, what is missing on this picture “below”)
Still trying to understand what is so special about this b&w picture, apparently people have screamed, yelled, cried (well probably not cried) and begged to know how I did this. Those familiar with photoshop will know how to do it, just “google” selective black & white, the rest is my technique . It’s a nice picture (from my point of view) but I still can’t see the wow effect given by some people, which I thank for the praise of course.
See you next time.