(the making of) Between Memories and Reality

Finally finished the new picture for the 52 Week Project!

For this picture, I wanted to build my own miniature bridge. And I did. But it took me so long to do it because I’ve been having a hard time dealing with things. In my head. I haven’t been doing so well but I’m trying to turn that around. There’s also the fact that it’s Ramadan and I almost never have any energy to get anything done. But I’m traveling tomorrow to Egypt for around 10 days and I’m not sure I’ll be able to post anything new (I’ll try) so I really wanted to have something up before I leave.

Here it is, image 11 for the 52 Week Project. Theme: Bridges.

Between Memories and Reality
Between Memories and Reality

So the plan was to build the bridge, print a picture for the background (shot by my friend, TJ), and take a picture of that. Then shoot the model and composite that in. I also got some shots of the bridge with a white background, just in case I decided to composite the background in as well. When I started editing it I realized that I loved how the picture looked printed then shot with the bridge so I went with that. I had a hard time figuring out depth of field and perspective and it took a few tries to get it to look somewhat realistic.

Here are some BTS pictures of the bridge building, I think it took around 4 hours.
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This is one of the images I was experimenting with. I put the bridge on a box just to raise it up a little.AAA_7665

I also tried it with another background.
The editing took a while and I almost wanted to give up on it because I kept thinking there’s no way I’m gonna make this work. I kinda felt bad for being so late with this so I knew that giving up was not an option haha and I’m glad I persevered!
If you guys are interested in seeing a step-by-step of the editing process, let me know! If I manage to get wifi in Egypt I’ll be able to post that and hopefully also work on some new pictures while I’m there.

This week’s theme is: inspired by a song.
Ahh so many songs to choose from. Maybe you guys can help me out and tell me what some of your favorite songs are 😀

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4 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Wow! You made it work big time -I love it! And I would love to see how you edited it, to make it work! Have a good time in Egypt! And if you are feeling down, think about all the people who admire and love you… Hope you will be feeling better soon!
    Hugs! ❤


    • Hey Thea!
      Can’t believe I haven’t seen this comment before. Thank you so so much, that’s so sweet of you to say 🙂
      I’ll work on a step by step tutorial and post it some time soon!

      I hope you’re having a lovely day!


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