This past week the challenge for 52Frames was Silhouette. I wanted to try something new and different (for me) and have been working with clouds lately. I decided to play in Photoshop. Early in the week a really big storm was brewing over my house as seen in the the images below. These are all SOOC and pretty dramatic and taken within about a minute of each other. I accidently had my ISO set at 1250, but figured I might be able to incorporate them anyway.
I then set up my studio lights and did a quick self-portrait shoot. I was one of quickest self-portriats I've ever done (maybe because I just needed the outline). This is SOOC except for cropping.
From this point I followed a video tutorial and cut out the figure image with the select inverse tool. With a clipping mask I layered the first storm image on the body and moved it until I felt it was covering the figure almost like a togo or a wrap.
I debated about leaving the image as is with the white background or against a blue sky, but in the end I decided on this other storm image. The only trouble was the direction in which the storm was coming from. In the end, I decided to horizontally flip the background image so the storm was coming from the other direction, almost as if the figure is heading into the storm.
It was only after I had this image uploaded to 52Frames that I realized it resembles a lot of Duran Duran's imagery that they use in their concerts (outlines of nude or scantily clad women dancing). This is one example from their recent tour, but not exactly what I was looking for.