Scissors by henrir

Scissors

Only one more day until the end of the scissors. And the negative/positive tries. I am already ready for more color, but will stick out the February black and white. I did a lot of faffing on this one, using Topaz Studio and Photoshop. I still don't like the messy background. I can't seem to get rid of the dark underlying shadows.

Thank you all for your visits, comments and saves. They keep me going. Y'all are the best.
I love your POV and the processing. Great job!
February 16th, 2019  
This makes a really interesting photo. Something out of an art magazine.
(I struggle to even try the B & W month. I find it quite depressing)
February 16th, 2019  
Oh I love this version.
February 16th, 2019  
@stownsend @onewing Thank you both for your comments.
February 16th, 2019  
@365projectorgjenfurj Thank. I think the month of February with the black and white is depressing to me also. I do love some photos in black and white by some on 365 though. They seems to jump off the page. I can't seem to make mine do that.
February 16th, 2019  
I have the same with black & white Henri... its so much harder than it looks :) but i love the picture of the scissors you posted
February 16th, 2019  
I think this looks great and I like the background just as it is- it gives some dimension to the shot. If it was stark white I think the scissors might end up looking flat. The best way to learn how to make your pictures "jump off the page" like some of the ones you admire here on 365 is to copy them- imitate what they've done until you get the results you're looking for then translate what you've learned to your own pictures. The great thing about 365 is that you can ask those photographers how they did it too and most of the time you get answers with instructions. So don't stop trying. And if it's truly depressing you by all means next year do just a week of pick one day each week- but don't overwhelm yourself with it if it brings you down!
February 16th, 2019  
This is superb! I love the PoV and edit. Fav.
February 16th, 2019  
wonderful capture ...
February 17th, 2019  
Such a cool and creative shot.
February 17th, 2019  
Wonderful pov for this super image that fills the brief - great positive / negative spaces .
February 17th, 2019  
You are doing a magnificent job Henri. I am not sure why you feel differently. You are challenging yourself and fulfilling the challenges well in my opinion Don't give up! I know how you feel about the single subject this week but think you have done so much better with it than I have You keep me going!
February 17th, 2019  
Lovely image
February 17th, 2019  
Well done
February 17th, 2019  
I love it. never seen anything like it. it reminds me of a pin cushion.
Thank you Henri for your comment on my woodpecker picture.
you said lots of negative/positive space. isn't there a theme for it. I don't seem to find it.
February 17th, 2019  
@bruni I think the negative/positive space theme is for this week of the one subject matter in the FlashofRed2019 black and white challenge. I don't know of another one. Maybe someone will correct me if I'm wrong. Thank you for your comments.
February 17th, 2019  
@grammyn Thanks, Katy. You help keep me going too. I just get frustrated at times not getting exactly what I want. Smile.
February 17th, 2019  
@olivetreeann Thanks, Ann. I do like the end result on the black and white month, and black and white is something that I probably really need to work on. Thanks always for your feedback. I really appreciate it.
February 17th, 2019  
I love your faffing! This is great!
February 17th, 2019  
i'm impressed with how you achieved high key here, henri. bravo! and aces!
February 18th, 2019  
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