This week we were asked to show photos of how we look at things simply. We were also challenged to show a before/after on a crop and also color/monotone. Here are my selections
We were encouraged to select a photo that shows beauty in the mundane. This is my selection for this week – hope you like it
This week Cee encouraged us to take multiple images of a subject changing POV, angle etc. Daisies are one of my favorite flowers and we have these unusual ones that bloom in late September/early October – so I chose them as my subject. I resisted cropping any of these to improve the composition (which was hard to do) – just did basic LR edits. I also used a telephoto lens to change the focal lengths.
This week I cropped the photo to bring the geese in closer, used NIK Color Efex to warm it up a bit and lightened up the tree trunks in LR with the adjustment brush. Below are the original and week on edits as well.
My happy place is anywhere I go with my husband. On this day, we did a 17 mile bike ride at Dismal Swamp Canal Trail near our home.
This week we are asked to provide photos that have a strong identifiable subject and to find photos that include something beautiful, sad or make us laugh. Hopefully I’ve accomplished that with these 3 photos
This one makes me laugh. I call it “eat your heart out Marilyn Monroe” because of the famous picture of Marilyn where her dress was blown in an upward fashion (it was quite racy for it’s time)
This one is beautiful – my granddaughter born 6 years ago
This is a picture I took last fall and kept trying to decide if I wanted to do anything with it or delete it. As I was going through pictures – I thought I go ahead and do something with this one for the challenge. I did basic panel adjustments in LR and a little noise reduction and sharpening
This is the original before edits
We were challenged to look at subjects from different perspectives including focal lengths. I chose this tree behind our house that overhangs the lake. I took several from the side of the tree – but decided that I liked the composition from the perspective I have posted below. The focal lengths are 24 mm, 53 mm and 70 mm. In the 24 mm the houses are distracting – but the 70 mm may be too close even though the reflection is nice. While the 53 mm still has some of the houses and fences in the background – I like the perspective of the tree. I’d love to hear what others think.