Peter Bargh

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October 7th, 2011

Photo365 – 280 – Paint abstract

A tin of purple paint with the lid off. The light caught the rime and scattered across the paint creating an interesting abstract pattern that I thought was worth recording.
Pentax K20D and 100mm macro lens.

September 20th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 263 – Stirred paint

I finally got around to adding the colour to the kitchen cupboards I started work on a few weeks ago. As I was stirring the paint this evening I noticed the interesting patterns and photographed them.
Taken with the Pentax K20D and 100mm macro.

August 24th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 236 – hand painting

A simple idea where you desaturate part of the picture and make it look as though you are painting colour onto it.
I set the Olympus E-P2 camera up on a tripod and on the two second delay. Positioned the left hand in shot so the camera could focus on the correct position and then pressed the shutter and moved my right hand in to place to do the painting.
I then opened the photo in Photoshop duplicated the layer, created a layer mask on the duplicate. Desaturated the layer and then erased the mask so the colour layer below showed through in the necessary areas. I used a brush with a rough edge to paint the mask away so it looked more like paint.

I also selected the skin colour as the brush paint colour and painted that onto the bristles of the brush so it looked like it was loaded with paint.

August 18th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 230 – primer

Rather than replace the kitchen units I thought I’d have a few years with some colour. So here’s the second layer of primer going on before they get an aubergine facelift.

iPhone and hipstmatic