Magnolia Leaves Grunge photographed by Kelly Cushing
We have a beautiful Magnolia tree in our yard that produces yellow flowers twice a year. In winter, the leaves fall and are like a golden skeleton of the original leaves. They are striking.
I chose a few of the best leaves and took them to my studio. Then, I shot them against a neutral grey background using studio lights. I then took the photograph to the computer where I used Adobe Photoshop.
First, I took the neutral gray background out of the photograph. Secondly, I have a few different backgrounds in a file that I use. I chose this metal looking one. It looks like someone walked on it, scuffed it metal up. I like the used look to the background. I like the contrast between nature and man-made in the photograph. Finally, I burned in the edges all around the outside of the photograph. I stopped before I over edited the photograph.
Magnolia Leaves Grunge is one of 3 different photographs from the photo shoot of these leaves.
Sizes range from 7×5 to 40×28. The photographs can be printed on Matte, Lustre or Glossy paper.
Although all of images are color compatible for viewing online, most computer monitors vary in their color configurations and the images that you see may not have accurate color representation.