Background - created using six different photos
Textures, rain, hair strands, bird brushes, trees, stars - all my collection and AWAKE content
So this is my first image for February. I spent some time creating this one. I actually made the background first which is not how I usually work. I made a similar background once before and I used that as the basis for this one. After I made the stormy road I needed to put something on it. This was not the original model I was going to use but I loved the way her white dress and umbrella looked against the dark stormy background. I am going to use the other model in another umbrella image.
Someone on the AWAKE group posted today about the Rule of Thirds. I know all about that rule but never really follow it. In this image I put my main subject smack dab in the middle and for me it works. As I stated in my previous post I just finished a portfolio renovation with Brooke Shaden - on one of the days she talked about recurring themes or elements in your images. Some recurring elements for me are the moon, trees, flowers, birds, skulls, a model, cats, keys, fog/mist and clouds. I never really thought about that before but now I am so much more aware of what I use in my images and how my props set the mood. I also like the umbrella in this image and think I may do a few images if not a series using the umbrella. My theme in this one as usual is dark and moody and for me this also tells a story.