Month #23 - Retrospective of Daily Photos posted from 5/04 to 12/09 (most viewers for the month)
About this time (2005-6) I was competing and needed images in three different categories. One was "enhanced prints" and I came up with this technique that I called Out-of-Frame. It served me well during the competition year. Here's a gallery of images with this technique - http://www.pbase.com/ed_k/out_of_frame - where if you click on the gallery's 1st image, you can see a "How-To" series. Here's what I wrote in 3/06 -
This will be the scene at the Virginia state arboretum in a few weeks. I'm still fooling around trying to come up with a good "enhanced" competition image. I prefer not to alter the basic image and so have settled on this out-of-frame technique as a compromise - fanciful cropping by overlaying a border over the bottom of the original image and erasing the parts of the border that cover the out-of-frame branch. Complete the project by extending the canvas on the remaining three sides and placing a border around the inside of the canvas to give it a 3-d mat look. Oh - and I placed a very soft and subtle "shadow" over the bottom "mat" to match the overhanging branch. This may be one for competition.