Thursday, October 19, 2006

Oriole Wood Carving

Oriole Wood Carving, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This oriole carving I photographed at the Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson, MI. I removed the museum background and replaced it with a fall foliage background and then ran a gausian blur on the foliage. I then ran a caricature action created by Lee Core which I got free from ActionCentral. It was easy to install and run. I apologize to the carving artist because I did not get his name, if anyone knows it, I'll include it. (click image to view larger) Posted by Picasa


Reflex said...

Could your shot be called still life?
Of course I prefer them on nature and flying, but is a very good shot :)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Hi Reflex! I prefer them flying too, or at least live birds as opposed to art ones. But this was an incredibly lovely carving and I thoght I would honor the artists work by placing it "back in nature."

It is a still life of sorts, since it is still, and posed. But because of the background, I am not sure it would qulaify as a traditional still life. More like a "painting," perhaps. One form of art transformed into another.