Posts tagged “Flowers

Late Buds (Two Photographs)

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When the cold days of early spring give way to warmer weather, we again begin to see new buds appear. My effort here was to keep the impression of the cool weather. I did this by ensuring that the colours remained cool (blueish) and not get saturated by the processing software. In the black and white I tried to retain this feeling by how I managed the shadows.


Early November (Two Photographs)

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From that time in early November when the light is harsh, the breezes stiffer, and the flowers barely hanging on. I find the colours more subtle and the highlights often more prominent in the out-of-camera photographs, the latter needs to be played down a bit.


Tulips and Impact (Three Photographs)

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Everyone wants their photographs to have impact on their audience; to stand out, speak up, impress, and be remarkable in some way. One of the ways is isolating the subject from its peers. And a useful technique is the vignette, or as I have used here, the radial dial in Lightroom to darken virtually all but the main subject. Either subtle or more heavy-handed, the objective is the same; to put your subject clearly in front of your audience.


A Common Thing (Two Photographs)

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This is one of the times when I try to take the ordinary, the mundane, a common thing and make it into a photograph worth looking at. An exercise worth trying anytime, anywhere. Just find the things that catch your eye.


Tulips 2 (Two Photographs)

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The second two photographs in the series I first posted two days ago. I said then they are a remedy for November. I took these at the Tulip Festival last September. I usually take one day at the festival and manage to fill a card with interesting shots that I work on over the year.


Tulips (Two Photographs)

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These are the first of a set of four photographs (the second set will be posted the day after tomorrow). I intend to print them. I think they would make nice framed prints to brighten up November in the Northern Hemisphere.


A Tulip

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The colour version of this shot overwhelmed the central flower, and in black and white reminded me of the darker colder days of spring. It did not take much to isolate the central flower and darken the background to obtain the effect you see here. Were it blown up to wall size you would undoubtedly see the bleed in colour along the edges of the leaves, almost but not quite chromatic aberration.