Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What Does it Need?

O.k., I'm working on a Paris collage (above) but I'm just not that happy with it. I would love some suggestions from you since you're such a creative bunch. What do you think this collage needs? I promise I won't be hurt. xo

P.S. I feel so bad...I reposted this and lost all of your comments. If you would be willing to write your comment over, I would appreciate it. :)

Sorry I didn't post this sooner...this is the new and updated version. ;) I followed one of your suggestions and just made some of the reds a little deeper to match the rose. I'm not skilled enough in photo editing programs to know how to replace the rose, so this was the best I could do. Ha, ha. Thanks for your input! :)

20 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky

    I think the collage is beautiful, you have such great taste. Maybe you could try something else instead of the flower? But I´m not sure you should change a thing...

    Hugs

    Christina

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  2. I love what you have done so far! One suggestion might be to have a super tight image next to a looser one. That contrast in tight v. loose images makes for an interesting composition. I love your blog! Keep up the amazing work~you always inspire me.

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  3. This looks very pretty. :) Like Christina suggested maybe replacing the flower? I would suggest something light inspired. :)

    xo

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  4. mmm francias, red wine, stinky cheese and a french loaf!

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  5. Thanks for the great suggestions! Cathy, what does "tight image" and "looser image" mean? I bet you have a degree in art, huh? ;)

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  6. I too agree with Christina. Although I think it is lovely as is.. that would be the only thing I may take a second look at.

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  7. Hi Vicky!!
    What I meant by tight v. loose is an image cropped tight or shot close-up, and by looser an image with more space or air around dominant subject. Sorry about my words not making sense :).
    Anyways,all of your images above have a similar space around them proportionally, and that's fine~it really looks beautiful! However, you might find that the itch you are experiencing is that need for the contrast of tight v. loose (some say contrast equals composition like happy v. sad, slow v. fast, tight v. loose).
    So I found a pretty cool example of tight v. loose from the blog 100 Layer Cake~check it out if you would like.
    http://100layercake.com /blog/archives/7949
    In the example, the top two pictures do a really nice job of repeating red (even though different reds~color freak that I am). The image on the left is the bouquet of flowers shot looser in a small scene, and the red stationary is shot nice and tight...repeating the color and making our eyes enjoy the contrast of the two images side-by-side. I believe it actually strengthens both pictures to have this kind of contrast side-by-side.
    If everything in the mini story or collage is the same proportion or shot with the same lens, the viewer might be "equally" divided as to where to look. This equal option is good, but it's fun to play with the contrast idea as well of tight v. loose.
    I can't wait to see what you come up with! I love your blog!!!

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  8. I see what you mean, Cathy. Great example! Thanks for taking the time to explain all of that. Now, we'll see if I can put your thoughts into practice. ;)

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  9. O.k., quick question, Cathy (and everyone who cares to answer), would scattered rose petals be considered "loose"?

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  10. Yes!!! Great idea. Hope u have a great day!

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  11. I would change admit one for admit two ;)

    lovely!

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  12. I think I would age it a bit, give it a tea stained look maybe or some texture. Put an old vintage love letter or old lettering in somwhere in the background.

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  13. Caty, that was cute. :)

    Just Me, great idea! Hmmm, not sure how to do that. I don't use a lot of textures, but I might give it a try!

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  14. I am so in love with your work. You are truly talented and you have a seriously wonderful eye. If I may give some input-I might make the reds darker (to balance the rose,) in the three other photos or... lighten the rose. If you do that, your eye will go all around the collage and not fixate first on the rose.
    Everything as is is perfect otherwise!

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  15. Thanks for your sweet words, Amye....great advice, too! Now, I just have to make the time to follow a few of these suggestions. lol.

    Have a really nice weekend. :)

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  16. Vicki-----I agree with the suggestion of "red wine, stinky cheese & a French loaf!!" Of course, a long-stemmed wine glass would be lovely! Hey, maybe a cute Poodle-dog on a red leash, too! A lighter shade of red than that beautiful rose----and a fancy lady walking the poodle---the lady has on a stylish hat with a long red feather in it! Bye now, Sweetie! Love & Hugs, Mom

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  17. Hi Mom!

    I loved reading your comment! I didn't know it was from you until the end and I was laughing the whole way. You're cute. :) Talk to you soon! Hugs back. xo

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  18. love your blog! i would add a ethereal dress.

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Thanks so much for your comments. Your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are important to me!

~ Vicki