Re-purposing a photo

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

  1. deirdre

    deirdre SC 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

    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 SC All-Pro

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

    deirdre SC 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 SC 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 SC Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    That's a great example, thanks for posting it!
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  8. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    Deirdre, are you also a pen person? I am somewhat too!
  9. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

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