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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Butterfly And Texture

I recently spent a long weekend with friends photographing at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. The first day we were there it was pouring rain and, in order to shoot indoors, we all went to the Callaway butterfly house. Unfortunately, I hadn't anticipated shooting there and really didn't have the right equipment with me, and so I knew that while I could make some photos it was unlikely that I would walk away with any 'keepers'.

So I took a walk around the entry and hallways and came across some very cool hand drawn vintage looking butterfly art.  I don't believe there is any attribution to make in terms of the artist as there were no names and the work looked very old. At any rate, I made some images, neutralized the color and removed stains on the paper, and then combined the resultant image with a texture. I like the end results......

by Howard G

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