Two shots in one

While I was browsing through some older files I came across some shots that I did last year of some berries. Out of about 20 different shots, I chose one I liked at the time and that was the end of it. I didn’t think about the other photos since. But while I was looking at the photos I saw that I had two shots where the camera (well, I’ll go ahead and blame the camera ;-)) mistakenly  focused on the background for the first shot and the second shot was focused on what I wanted in the first place, the berries in the foreground. I didn’t consider either shot a keeper but they still remained in my files.

But tonight I noticed that the camera position remained relatively unchanged between the two shots and I wondered if I could combine them in processing creating, essentially, a double exposure. I didn’t have to wonder too long since it was an easy thing to do. I didn’t even have to realign them. I simply change the layer style on the second shot, ran it through Nik Color Efex for some color punch, added a little vignette, and that was it. Not a great composition by any means but it did revive two long forgotten shots.


© David Guidas

© David Guidas


  One thought on “Two shots in one

  1. May 21, 2013 at 3:33 am

    It has a dreamers quality, Like a painting rushed in summer. I like it.

    • May 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      Thanks AW. I like dreams.

  2. May 21, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I really like this one and honestly I cannot explain why. I read this post via the mobile site last night and I stumbled across it again on my computer just now and I have to say wow! It really pops!

    • May 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks. I know what you are saying. I can’t explain the appeal of a lot of my photos but I am glad they strike a chord for some, especially on repeated viewing. That’s a quality I like to shoot for.

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