Being back in class again means shooting assignments rather than what I might choose to shoot. The first assigned task was to shoot an apple. Yes, an ordinary apple! Before picking up the camera, I considered four possibilities: a straight forward shoot well lit on a decorative plate, a smashed apple ( as a political statement), a mirrored shot so that one apple becomes many, and an image using the inside of an apple.
I started with the last one. The apple was cut cleanly 90 degrees to the core. Examine the layers I could see the star shape growing in size until the seed appeared. And then growing smaller down to nothing............and hence the "Birth and Death of a Star".
Here s the image I started with:
By the way, to keep the apple from browning up while I worked, each slice was placed in lemon juice as soon as it was cut. Next I Made a selection of the apple parts only and put it in a new layer with mask. Underneath that layer I created a background layer using Adobe Texture Pro. Here is the final product:
At this point I do not know whether I will submit this image to the class. Next I will try a mirrored image.