Colors which are a bitch to photograph:

dark blue

dark red

dark green (although Meg’s scarf is the first time I’ve ever knit with dark green yarn, so I don’t have that much experience)


And now, bright orange:

This is what the photo looked like before I adjusted the levels in Photoshop.

But the shrug is lookin’ pretty good, no? I can’t tell yet whether the “framing” will be an issue (can you tell?), but I can tell you that this shrug will use a little more than 3 balls of KFI Cash, about 450 yards. Not bad for a little experiment.

I borrowed Nicky Epstein’s Knitted Embellishments from the library, and there’s a cute rosette pattern in there that I can use. The end of this project is in sight, that’s for sure.


14 thoughts on “Colors which are a bitch to photograph:

  1. Kim

    Wow.. movin right along eh? And hey.. that color doesn’t look too bad with your skin.. but that could be the camera/photoshoping.. Colors seem to always look different in person. And the sleeve length is lookin just right too.. quite nice : )

    That original picture of the orange is shocking.. atleast you have photoshop at your disposal ; )

  2. Laura

    Oh come on! I know you just played with the colors because you didn’t want your readers to know that you actually owned a fluorescent orange t-shirt. πŸ™‚

    The shrug looks good so far and I’m glad you decided to go with the 3/4 length sleeves.

  3. Jen

    Photoshop is amazing! Safety orange… not so good. Tangerine… much better.

    I only wish I had it so I could magically touch up all of those inadvertent I see London, I see France, I see… Or maybe I should just turn off the flash.

    Your shrug is looking fabulous though.

  4. Nina

    The shrug looks really, really nice. I look forward to copying it – I think it’s going to fit my Tivoli very well πŸ˜‰ (I’ll send you a picture after washing it).

    Nina, Denmark

  5. Laurie

    Purple always drives me nuts. Always looks blue. DH bought me a new camera a few months back and I’m still cursing and adjusting settings whenever I take a picture.

    Shrug is looking great so far. If you leave it alone you may start a new trend for 1-armed shrugs.

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