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colour and light with Arnold

we tested Arnold’s physical sky but didn’t really like it…

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we then experimented with the lights to see what different effects we could create…

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The area lights to either side are a slightly tinted yellow colour, to try and break up the blue

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adding some colour to the trees…

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it was also looking a little bare so some background trees were also added in…

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and a little grass…

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Julie also then tried creating a few mountains to make the landscape look larger…

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We’re getting there!!


Micro images…
















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It’s amazing the things you can find inside and outside your own home! I mainly took images of pretty mundane and ordinary objects to try and make them into something more interesting, I’d say that it was pretty successful but with some that didn’t really work e.g., the first image.. but some did turn out more interesting than I first expected, especially the wood in some, the colours it contains.




The above image is from the bottom of Gleno waterfall, taken using a slow shutter speed to capture the journey of the water in one smooth movement which seems to work well with the terrace that has been created by the rocks and then grey scaled.

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The above images were taken at Carrickfergus harbour as the sun was starting to go down over Belfast lough, I enjoyed capturing the different cloud formations and colours in the sky.The first image was taken using a warming setting on my camera but I didn’t like the end result so I stayed away from that setting.


With the image above I like how the busy movement of the water at the bottom of the waterfall contrasts with the perfect stillness of the rocks and foliage that are unaffected by the water.

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This image was blurred purposely to allow me to figure out where my thirds would fall and it was used a reference for the rest of the images taken.

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My favourite images from above are those that have a light source entering from the right casting a shadow over the abandoned watchtower, they seem to have the most interesting narrative.


With the image above I de-staurated some of the colours because they just didn’t fit the scene, it didn’t look old and abandoned with the bright colour that it usually has.

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One of my team members liked the idea of producing a magazine, so they have designed a cover page along with a possible layout for the inside.

The images below show a possible layout for the home page of the website along with ideas for packaging for the cards. What I love about these designs are the colours that have been used, they are vibrant and stand out, perfect for the children’s market.

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