Posts tagged “Flora

Cold Blues (Three Photographs)

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These were taken when the weather was cold which is the reason for the cold blue sky. It is surprisingly easy to change this in post processing and “warm-up” the colours. Many editing software packages have tools that create a fall feel to a photo or make changes to the colours of foliage and flowers. I prefer to keep the original colour, but it’s always an option to make changes.

 


Abstract Flora (Three Photographs)

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I enjoy playing with editing software occasionally, though my preference is for natural looking photographs. Some subjects just lend themselves to manipulation such as in these high contrast Black and White photographs.


Daylily (Two Photographs)

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The daylily is a common flower in the wild and in the city. The background suits this flower in black and white or colour. A narrow depth of field helps it stand out. In some cities an appetite for flowers can be satisfied by a city walk and I am often pleasantly surprised by what I see in terms of good backgrounds.


Tulips (Two Photographs)

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These photographs show the effects of isolating flowers in a group. In this case I have done one photo in colour and another in black and white to make the point that the technique works in most situations.


A Forest View (Two Photographs)

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I wanted a scene with a lot of contrast and the colour version shows the work I did to saturate and increase the contrast, it makes the black and white so much easier. That is one of the tricks I have learned to get black and white shots the way I like them.


Bouquet (Two Photographs)

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Photography has an element of imagination to it. You want your viewer’s imagination to be engaged. One technique is to have something in the photo that does not quite fit or stands out. An example, I have seen more than once, is a well composed photo where some things you would expect to be in focus are just a bit soft. Here that is more evident in the black and white than the colour version.


Grasses (Three Photographs)

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In these photographs I was mainly playing with contrast. The idea of shooting dew on grass appeals and I may try this again with a wider depth of field to see what effects I can get. This is an example of taking something simple and finding a way to get more impact into the photograph.