Are you also looking forward to the weekend? My boyfriend and me are leaving for Budapest tomorrow morning to stay there for a few days and I just cannot wait! :)
I still wanted to show you how I edited my photo for week 6. The theme was "Street". As you can see, this is not exactly a street, more of a path. But trust me, I did street. Or at least I tried street. Ok, here is the story... I got up early, put on my princess dress and went to a big street close to where I live. There were almost no cars driving so I decided to shoot my photo on the street. I took off my coat and my boots and ran onto the street barefeet to take a few shots. I didn't quite hit the focus because there wasn't really time to back-focus or anything with a car coming by once and then. So I ran back and tried again. Before I even had time to look at the images, a car came by and honked. I looked up slightly irritated but didn't think much. Due to my freezing cold feet, I put on my boots and then my coat before looking at the images. They were ok but not really what I was looking for. When I looked up, I saw the car which honked before coming my way again. The driver honked again and slowed down. I was beginning to feel a little creeped out and packed up my stuff. That car... I am telling you! He (I can only assume it was a male driver) kept driving up and down the street to honk at me! At one time he even flashed his lights at me. I was properly creeped out by that point, esp. since it was 7:30 am on a Sunday and there was nobody on the streets except for me and Mr. Creepy. So I left and walked away, only to find this nice little path around the corner. Since it was out of reach, I decided to shoot my photo there, also because I really liked the puddles.
So. Talking about the photo. As you can see, I came with a concept - and a paper star. I wanted to shoot a concept about often wanting things that we cannot have (yet?). Sometimes we cannot have them because we are not ready, sometimes because of other reasons. So I thought I could use stars to show that, which is what I did.
As can be seen on the explanation photo above, I expanded the image, added the stars and a bit of the dress from another photo. Then when I was done, I found the pink of the dress too... pink. Too saturated and not really working with the yellow of the stars. So I changed the color of the dress until I was happy and then went on to general tones and light.
I hope you like it.
All the best,
If you want to see this photo on Flickr, go here.