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White Starfish

posted on 21st of november, 2007

I let the beauty of the materials lead me. It's like having a secret invisible magician friend.

The background is plaster of paris on a wallboard. You have to work fast. Tim spread the plaster down and I went along after him adding the circles and some additional textures. This image was photographed in my natural light tent with a scratched up mirror placed in the direct sun outside the tent to pop some hard light onto the starfish. In Photoshop I worked in channels to refine the contrast without shifting the color. I'm just getting into channels. My friend Win got very excited when I told him about my white-on-white project and he spontaneously poured out technical information that has revived my relationship with the universe. I'm loving this project. I'm so so so grateful to William Waldron whose exquisite photograph in Elle Decor originally inspired me.

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Posted by Sekdo on November 28, 2007
Beautiful work!!!
Posted by Sekdo on November 28, 2007
Beautiful work!!!
Posted by Elenaray on November 23, 2007
Thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Rushour on November 22, 2007
Posted by Marilyna on November 22, 2007
Beautiful work as usual!
Posted by Tritooth on November 22, 2007
Posted by Marsil on November 22, 2007
Posted by Joegough on November 22, 2007
Superb work Elena. Thanks for sharing the method too; very interesting.
Posted by Elenaray on November 21, 2007
Thank you Ellen!
Posted by Ellenboughn on November 21, 2007

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