View Full Version : Light Me UP...incidental

01-24-2006, 08:56 PM
4-1/2" x 6" oil on panel

had real problems getting a good photo of this, the darks are not as black as appears, yet I washed some color out trying to adjust those darks-


a closeup....



Katherine T
01-25-2006, 04:40 AM
That dark around the screw bit is really drawing my eye.............glad to hear it's not that dark IRL

01-25-2006, 05:59 AM
Nice reflective properties, Larry! I love the crop on the detail pic!


01-25-2006, 08:04 AM
That dark around the screw bit is really drawing my eye.............glad to hear it's not that dark IRL

yeah....if I get a chance to get it outdoors today, maybe I can try and take a photo out there which will help capture the subtleties and color better. Seeing, even taking photos outdoors is better! ;)

Katherine T
01-25-2006, 10:47 AM
Have you tried using a daylight lamp on the subject when taking photos indoors?

01-25-2006, 10:54 AM
I'm using a 20 watt and a 40 watt daylight bulb for my subject hidden in the box.

Ordinarily I don't have too much problem enhancing with photoshop to bring it as close to the painting as possible. For some reason, I had more difficulty pulling it off last night...and when that happens it usually indicates I need to try again but outdoors. So, we'll see how it goes. I've got a moment here so I'll give it a shot.

Helen Zapata
01-25-2006, 10:59 AM
You're killing me here, Larry! I keep looking around, trying to find something to paint, with NO ideas. and you keep blasting out these wonderful subjects! I love this one!


01-25-2006, 11:13 AM
thanks Helen...just stuff that literally almost crawls on ya...hee heee...there, around!

Here Katherine, this is the best I can do. I guess perhaps this one is a bit softer in my approach or things are too similar in value that its hard to get an accurate read, but here ya go...and even so, now the darks are subdued, but the color is a bit faded now. Can't win! :eek: