A Winter That Never Was

Occasionally I work with textures and artistic backgrounds. I don’t do it as much as I used to, but I’ve created what I think are some spectacular photos. This one, for instance. The iguana looks fierce!

Or this one. I like the OOB effect (out of bounds) with the stalks and the touch of purple in the background.

And finally (because it’s pertinent to what follows) this one. I took the picture at lunch when I worked in St Paul. The building backed onto a wildlife corridor, and this pond was right off the parking lot. Never did see the mother, but this baby was having fun running back and forth along the edge of the water.

The original pic had it walking along the edge of a very green summer pond, with grass higher than its head.

Yesterday, I picked up a new set of “winter wonderland” backgrounds from artist Jai Johnson and instantly thought of this fawn. What could I do with it?

There were several backgrounds to choose from, but I wanted water, so I picked this one.

That’s the WHOLE background. Isn’t it gorgeous? And the fawn does look natural there, picking it’s way across the little bit of open water that still exists.

You can see why I decided on this background. I needed open water but also a little ice for its reflection. The fawn is dwarfed by the landscape, though, so I ended up cropping it. This was the one I posted online.

It was fun doing something different. If I sent Christmas cards, I’d consider using this on the cover.

See you next time.

About Fenraven

Fenraven lives in central Florida, which reminds him of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Find him on Twitter and Facebook by searching on 'fenraven'.
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