Thanks to James Ruff, sorry James I can’t find your blog, I have found what I needed to know so I can do the photo that I took in the hall the other day.
I am hoping you can see why I really wanted to do this image. It was just a fantastic scene. When I opened the door and saw this inside my insides sang. I was so happy, did you get that. It was so amazing. This lounge suite was just sitting on the floor. It wasn’t arranged in any way, yet it looked perfect.
So, the laws covering photographing private land, well, it seems if you are on private land and you are asked to stop taking photos then you have to stop, however, the photos you have already taken are yours and you can use them, as I have. That is in Australia, I have no idea what the laws are in other countries, but it made it possible for me to take these photographs, so thank you very much James, I really appreciate your comment and link. Having said that, if the owners would like a copy of this image, I have no problem with that.
It was lovely to finally work on the image, though I did so with some hesitation. I really wasn’t sure what I was going to go. I have started saving the different stages a little differently, I now save them as jpegs and as photoshop files. That way if I need to go back to a different stage then I can go back to the psd file and I don’t have to do everything again. It has made it all much easier.
There is the original image, I really wanted the end image to retain much the same feel, but I wanted to bring out the textures in the floor and the walls. I tried to highlight the cracks in the walls. The edited image is darker, but I like that. I’m not totally sure about the mantle or the window, and when I do some more work on this, I think they are the areas I will work on.
I went to the Melbourne Art Fair today, I took lots of photos, so tomorrow I will work through those images and prepare some for you with my views on the Art Fair.