Re-purposing a photo

Discussion in 'Color' started by deirdre, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. deirdre

    deirdre Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    I'd taken a photo of a pen as a part of listing it for sale recently.


    I needed a sign for a science fiction convention to a different convention's fiction market, so I flipped through the options in pages and found one for a movie flyer. I repurposed my photo and created the following:

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    Fiction Sign by Deirdre Saoirse Moen, on Flickr

    I've never used my own photo as stock photography before.

    What photos have you re-purposed?
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Cleverly done.
  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Great image, Deirdre - love that red "stain" on the nib. What a beautiful pen!!
  4. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Who did you stab?
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  5. deirdre

    deirdre Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    Heather: a bottle of red ink. :)

    Seriously, the red ink on the nib is sort of a shadowing of editors making manuscript marks in red ink -- it's just coincidental that it happens to be the right color in this case.
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  6. summerkl

    summerkl Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Vancouver, Canada
    I'm not sure if this fits in here but I was preparing this photo for a challenge in another forum. I started with the idea of a horizontal photo "Mountains of Fortune". As I was cropping, I thought about flipping it vertical and came up with another play on words for this image "Whispered Fortunes". It brings a smile to my face ... I got slightly better than a "meh" reaction from the kids :)


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  7. deirdre

    deirdre Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    That's a great example, thanks for posting it!
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  8. Deirdre, are you also a pen person? I am somewhat too!
  9. AzPete

    AzPete Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    dang!!!!! great job guys...thanks for the post and a look
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