Category Archives: Woman

Lady in Red

A curious image. In what era would you expect to see a lady in a red jumpsuit with white shoes and a purple bag walking down a country path? And where was the photographer – up on a hill with a zoom lens?

Although I loved the verdant green field dotted with flowers, I felt she was drowning in it a little so I kept it green in a circle around her and desaturated the color outwards. Not much else needed to be done.



Posted by on October 28, 2012 in Country scene, Rural life, Woman

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Woman Reading A Book

I’ve loved this image for a long time. The simplicity of the fifties decor, the serenity of the moment. The reminder to take a little quiet time, alone, and just read a book.

This benefited from a black and white conversion. The original colors were ruined and it was hard to recover anything good given the amount of noise at the pixel level. In black and white the interior coolness comes across well.

Before and after. Click for big.


Posted by on October 21, 2012 in Domestic scene, Woman

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Woman and Straw Bale

Its so easy to romanticize a subject like this. I do admire her but I guess her reality may have been a different story than that of the rural idyll suggested here. As always the handmade appeals to me and I like the way the straw bale is hand rolled and tied with plaited grass ropes and the way a cloth has been folded on top so neatly.

In this one I worked a lot on the grass in the straw bale. It had horrid pinky-purple shadows and I wanted to bring out the warm greens and browns. Its a subtle change but makes it more real.

Before and after – click for big.


Posted by on October 15, 2012 in Africa, Rural life, Woman

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