The ‘Word of the Week’ this week is silhouette. So I thought I’d see if I could fix some of my less interesting silhouettes in Photoshop, layering patterns and silhouettes. These images are all from India, with two layers each. I have labelled the location, layer order and blending mode with each photo.
Fatehpur Sikri, a mosque just outside of Agra. A pattern from the walls has been layered over the silhouette of the buildings using ‘hard light’ blending.
A camel and his owner relax at the end of the day in the Thar Desert just outside of Jaisalmer. The brilliant sunlight and outline of a window is from the Hotel Suraj within the walls of Jaisalmer city. The camel is layered on top of the sunset using ‘pin light’ blending. A marble carving from the walls of the Taj Majal is layered over top of the silhouette of the building using ‘multiply’ blending.
A silhouette of the Elephant Gate of this fort in Bundi is layered over top of one of the fort’s wall using ‘soft light’ blending. Back to Fatehpur Sikri, where the same pattern from the walls has been layered over the silhouette of a man walking through the building using ‘pin light’ blending. For more on this photo challenge see: http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/a-word-a-week-challenge-silhouette/