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It’s been an up-and-down few weeks, and I haven’t been as active on here as I would like to be. Getting the time to post is proving more and more difficult, unfortunately. I went back to my little skeleton leaves, and decided I hadn’t quite finished with them. I had a feeling they would work well as layers. I use this technique a lot in my images, and it’s a surprisingly creative and enjoyable process in which unexpected things often emerge. Here, it served to enhance the shimmery opalescent shades – which were just the merest suggestions before – to create something light and lustrous, and a little bit summery.





© images and content Emily Hughes, 2014

23 Comments on “opalescence

    • Hi Carla – it’s basically done in photoshop by layering or merging one photograph on top of another and then adjusting the translucency etc. It’s a bit more complicated than that really but that’s the basic principle!

  1. Well, each post you make is worth waiting for! Gorgeous shots, like insect wings..

    • Funny you should say that I have been playing around with some insect designs with these too. Will post some later this week so let me know what you think!

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