I could actually do some really interesting things with the photo: manipulation, use over another photography to create even better textures, etc. So, along with practicing in certain studies, I also look at ways I can actually use a photo like this in more creative ways. See? Everyone wins! And now to Haley, who will discuss her methods behind her picture.
Haley: So, my photograph from this set is quite a bit different from Jen's close-up mossy shot (which by the way, might benefit from super-saturation, while we're talking about how to photo edit it). Nevertheless, we are actually taking a shot of the same thing. Mostly.
Like Jen, this photo is a fairly good example of my photo-taking aesthetic. Jen likes texture and still life, I like nature and portraiture. (Also, I seem to suffer from a compulsory disorder that forces me to photograph Jen).
Unlike Jen, I'm pretty fond of this shot. The composition, while not stellar, is good. The arching stone cradles Jen and draws our eye to her, meanwhile her positioning, sharing the center of the photo with the beginning of the moss draws our attention the mossy subject as well. Thus, we create a dual focus in the photograph, balancing the natural element with the spontaneous portrait.
Until tomorrow, when I shall update the blog with some of my latest favored shots.