In the previous posting Beth is showing off the 3-piece prom-dress her grandmother made. During this short Sunday afternoon photo-shoot session I made some additional portraits just for the sheer fun of trying out different processing techniques. I also worked on a few pictures of the previous blog submission.
Every Saturday morning local fresh producers attract local and not-so-local customers. (opalotype pictures). More of my opalotype pictures are new published in Land n Sand magazine and this is the scheduled tweet for the next 20 days: “A fresh ‘opalotype’ look at the grape harvest.http://dld.bz/dhA37 Last year’s pictures revitalised. (Pages 42-47)”
Recently I start experimenting with opalotype processing of pictures. I’m still in the experimental phase but, unexpectedly, there seems some demand for giclee prints. And there occurs a problem: first of all it’s difficult to find a printer in South Africa who can offer a consistent high quality. For the board and canvas prints I found one in Cape Town (and these guys are extreme good!!!). But there are not many giclée printers in South Africa. The ones I found via internet still have to respond to my email request for a quote ….
This gallery shows a few opalotype pictures of flowers (all trials!):
With the grape harvest in South Africa about to begin I thought it was a good idea to ‘dive’ into my archive and re-process some harvest pictures of last year. Photo shooting at Springfontein Winery in Stanford, South Africa. Original RAW-images reprocessed with Topaz (Photoshop plug-in) in ‘opalotype’
Nothing is as difficult as selecting pictures for your own portfolio. This morning I tried and it resulted in a temporary portfolio. I’m far from satisfied hence the addition ‘temporary‘; it will change from time to time anyway. But it is a start.
In the cause of (beginning) 2014, with newly downloaded Photoshop plug-ins, the character of the pictures/imaginaries will change; recently I already published some trials (see also the ‘Portfolio Imaginaries‘ in the link which opens in a new window). To make a long story short just click here and see for yourself. I don’t expect anybody to follow this new (more or less ‘stationary’) blog but if you have remarks, tips, etc. please write those in the contact form of the opening page. THANK YOU!!!
At the moment I’m having a break on Facebook but without much (only in this blog) advertising the new FB-page (few weeks old) has 38 followers including 4 bloggers …. Within a few weeks I’ll add new pictures (abstracts/imaginaries) to that page. Twitters can follow my (scheduled) tweets via @greencathedral.