From my series on Chinese images, these miniature replica statues are of China’s famous Terracotta Army. The original’s are life size and number around 8000. They were buried underground at the entrance of China’s first Emperor, Qinshihuang’s tomb to protect him in the afterlife. They were modeled on actual citizens of the time and no two are the same.
“the emperor’s army”
These two images compliment each other and are available for sale here.
“Dream” was taken in January this year near the entrance of the National Golf Course at Cape Schanck. Originally with a bright blue sky, I added a concrete texture to give a dreamlike effect
“Ethereal” was taken from the balcony at Cape Schanck, Victoria, Australia early this year. This was taken at the same time as “a word from above”. the sky was absolutely amazing with colour and light. This is virtually as it was captured in the camera with only a slight contrast adjustment in photoshop.
“Grasslands” was taken in the sand dunes of the Rosebud foreshore, Victoria, Australia. Originally the sky was dull and overcast so I played around with levels and contrasts in photoshop then added a second image background layer to take the image away from the seaside setting.
“The beginning in blue” was taken at the same time as “ethereal”. I changed the colour balance in the camera to achieve the blue colouring.
Adding layers of texture to your images can really add a dramatic effect to what might otherwise be a plain photograph. I find I generally use textures when I want to add some atmosphere or even an aged feel to an image. Textures and dark vignettes work really well together to draw your eye to the main subject.
Here are a few examples of layered texure added to some images. In my members zone at the galleria mancuso website, I have a section where I disect layered images and show what I have used to create the finished works.
Check it out if you’de like to see how. You have to register though to access the members zone but it’s all free!
To view the complete range of textured images, check out the ARCI – TEXTURE section at galleria mancuso