I am a little late on posting my pictures for last week…with the Easter weekend, preparing to move yet again and having trouble uploading my photos to WordPress…just been crazy. But here they are.
My first photo was one I had to warm up to. At first glance in my preview I sort of knew it would likely go in the trash, it was over exposed and the colors seemed dull…but I kept it anyway, I figured I’d take a look, you never know. Looking through the photos I still wasn’t sure I liked it but something was drawing it to me. So I loaded into photoshop and played to see if I could make myself like it. Played with all sorts of colors and textures and nothing appeased me. I thought because it was a bit over-exposed it would not be a good candidate for B&W but why not, so I de-saturated, boosted the contrast and blacks and what do you know…I really liked it. I started seeing this innocence that I didn’t see with the color version. I ended up rather fond of it and so happy I didn’t trash it.f/4 ss1/160 ISO100 55mm
I have been working on composition this week as well. I have to say that I feel that composition is one of my stronger skills…what I have been trying to do more is composing in camera rather than cropping. In the picture above of my oldest and the last photo of the birdbath I had fully composed and they are SOOC. Sometimes I find it difficult on bigger scenes such as this one of the twins. I had more foreground than I wanted and had to crop it out but I really liked that you could see the path they were walking and in the distance how it continued on. It still worked and its nice to be able to fall back on a crop if I have to f/4 ss1/400 ISO100 55mm
Again, fully composed in camera and I really liked the colors of the fallen blossom petals against the bright blue. The bursts of lights and shadows played a nice role in this photo and really helped to accent the deeper tones.f/4.8 ss1/125 ISO100 29mm
As always I’d love to hear what you have to say good or bad. Happy week everyone!