I wouldn’t exactly say this is one of my best shots as required by the weekly challenge. In fact it was a desperation grab of an idea I had been playing around with.
During Week 24 I had been really busy with little or no time to get out and about for some photography. Just one of those things. So on the Saturday with the deadline for the week due to expire I did a quick still life. I didn’t even process this one, instead leaving it on the memory card until I came back from holiday.
It wasn’t the greatest of photographs but I didn’t have an alternative and somehow I had to make it a little more interesting.
It’s been a while since I’ve played around with texture layers in Photoshop which I used to use all the time when I was making dark and grungy composite images. Time to revive that ancient skill and see if I could do anything with the grapes.
In the old days i used to make a lot of my own textures but I’ve always been a fan of the great textures and artwork that Jerry Jones, a.k.a “skeletalmess” or “ghostbones.” produces. So it was to Jerry’s site Shadowhouse Creations that I visited to find some textures that I could use for this one.
So there you have it. Not one of my greatest for the weekly challenge but thanks to Jerry I’ve managed to pull something out of the darkroom.
And the original image? Here it is, just to show the difference.