Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bookography (22)


Bookography is a fun new way to share the beauty of books with photography. Take a picture with the book being the focus or inspiration and share the picture(s) you have created for the week.

Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
Blood Rose

I went through a few different ideas for this picture while I was trying to find the supplies I need to create this photo. 
The Rose
I was going to get a fake fabric rose, but I didn't want to spend $3 for a semi decent looking rose. My next idea was to make a silk ribbon rose, that didn't work at all. I tryed teaching myself through YouTube videos, but I couldn't figure it out. I remembered I had these paper craft roses and I decided to try it. 
The Paint
I was thinking originally I wanted to have more "blood", like a pool of blood with more splatters on the rose, but when I was setting it up and trying to figure out how to incorporate the book I noticed the single drop of blood. So I decided to try simple
The Mirror
Originally I always had the mirror idea, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to put a pool of blood on my little decorative mirror. I then got the idea while at the store to get a frame, have the glass sitting on the book with the bloody rose on top. I did buy the frame, but as I was setting it up I decided to make this easy and try the mirror.

Post Editing
I wanted to have the red really pop in this photo, so I saturated the oranges, yellows and greens. Added a little Fill Light and there you have it the final photo.

If you would like to participate please do. I will post my Bookography post each week on Wednesdays. I would love if you would link back to my blog and share your own link in the comments.

To see my previous weeks pictures check out my Bookography tab 



Kat said...

Woah, I really love this one! I especially like the reflective aspect of the photo. :D

Kristan said...

I think its perfect. Absolutely gorgeous. You have a real talent!

Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

Alba said...

~and the drooling keeps coming~
I didn't know it was some kind of meme you had going on!!!
*-* I shall participate!!! I'll try my best not to be lazy...which is the activity that's getting in my way right now T_T

I LOVE this picture!! OMG!! the colors and the work you went through...I almost always don't like to edit my shots...
I post them raw haha with all their ugliness T_T ~I'm not such a good photographer lol neither a creative...I try~
but you've given me ideas!!! >.<
~rubs hands together~

Kristina said...

@Kat Thanks, I really like the reflective part too. I think I want to play more with mirrors and photography, I think it will be fun.

@Kristan Thanks, I have improved and will continue to improve.

@Alba Yep, I need to figure out how to add that add link thing to the post.

Thanks, I'm really happy how this one turned out. Editing can be a lot of fun, it adds a different element and can even change the story to the photo. Don't be afraid/against to playing with your photos. It will make you a better photo and help you to analyze your photo.

Hey practice makes perfect, I want to redo some of my earlier photos. The concept it good, but my skill in handling my camera wasn't there. I know I can make them better.

I can't wait to see what you do. Just have fun with it.

BookLuvr Mindy said...

I love this pic! So pretty!!!!

Kristina said...

Thanks Mindy :)

Fiktshun said...

This picture is gorgeous. I love how the process came together for you. It's not the idea you started out with, but it organically came together and became something amazing.

I also love the blood spill on the D in Bloodrose almost mirrored (haha) in the single drop on the flower.

Beautiful photo.

Two Chicks On Books said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a fabulous idea you had and I love that you explain how it all came together. I wish I had more time to participate in something this awesome. I will however keep stalking your blog and enjoying your bookography :)


Kristina said...

@Fiktshun Thanks, the process and evolution of this photo was interesting and I just had to share the story.

@Patricia Thanks Maybe one day you will get the chance to try it at least once :D