This is another edit I did in iColorama. The beautiful dancer is from Pixabay. There are roses and trees in here that I shot. The purple flowers are from freepng.
I’m having a lot of fun in iColorama. My skills are building on themselves.
On Instagram, this piece has been my most popular piece so far.
But I have this nagging question. Is it my work or the work of this dancer that is touching people? I really believe it is mostly the latter. She is on her bare feet and on her toes in a perfect stance. Yes, I did good edit work. But without her, the piece would be lacking.
I am very critical of people on Instagram who get beautiful photos from Unsplash and put them together in an edit and then somehow think they have done something marvelous. When in fact, it is the photography that is carrying the edit.
It is a tight line we walk when we use other people’s work in our edits.
I’m not entirely comfortable with this. I’m new to doing this and I don’t know how much longer I’ll be doing this.
I’m going to have to think this over.
Due to health constraints, I don’t get out much to photograph. So I’m stuck using copyright free photos by others.
Anyway, this edit is about stretching yourself as far as you can. Because you never know what you’ll find when you do.
If you look close, you’ll see our dancer has found a beautiful bird that is bringing her happiness and a smile!
Have a great day!