These crisp, damp mornings create lots of dew, which is always interesting to photograph. After donning my rain boots, I can venture out and see what my macro lens finds. Enjoy the fall!
The end of summer is never welcome for me, but I have to admit that September in New England is just beautiful. We’ve had some amazing weather, with clear, dark blue skies and gradually changing leaves. Yesterday a hike through Devil’s Den was a perfect way to spend a warm September afternoon. Fall colors are just starting to emerge!
I thought I would try my favorite subject, the beach, in a new light, or focus. I do like the soft feel of these but I also like how even though the focus is soft, the image still seems clear. What do you think?
So yes, I can’t help taking pictures of flowers! Shooting pictures and editing to look just right is so enjoyable to me. I love deciding which shots to take, what composition looks good and what and background works, especially the sharp flower with the soft background. That is my favorite. What is yours??
Motivation hasn’t come my way lately as far as photography goes! I need to get myself outdoors with my camera. Here are some shots just from my gardens. Flowers are some of my favorite subjects, but I need to challenge myself a little more. Anyone want to go on a photography expedition?? 🙂
It was a gorgeous weekend in New England with deep blue skies and colorful blossoms popping up all around. I couldn’t resist a few more shots of what’s blooming in my yard. The colors and variety of flowers during spring are so inspiring!
I just had to share some more blossoms, I’m so happy that spring is here. And can’t wait for even more beautiful blooms!! And of course there is an abstract… of a group of daffodils.
A few more shots from my snow shoe hike in Colorado, these with camera movement. My goal with this technique is to show the subject differently, recognizable but with movement, while also having some sharpness in the image. The eye will always try and find something it can focus on, so I try and have that. Although a couple of these really don’t have any sharp spots. I love looking at an abstract take on nature. What do you think?
The leaves are off of the trees here in New England, so even though things aren’t the most scenic, today’s sunny morning gave me the impetus to get outside and take some photos. Plus I haven’t been out just for the sake of photographing nature in some time, and I was itching to go. As I was trying to decide where to head, I realized that there is a huge wetland preserve right behind where we live that I really haven’t walked through. It’s probably too wet in the spring and summer, but now that the ground is almost frozen I thought I could walk through without sinking. It worked (mostly). Since the wetlands are not really the most scenic place, nor are they colorful right now or covered in snow, I thought I’d play with the images a bit. The first few are made by using ‘intentional camera movement’ as it is sometimes called, which is when you move the camera while pressing the shutter release. Then I worked on the color of the images in Photoshop to make them more visually interesting. Everything you see in these pictures are trees. This technique plus the processing kind of makes it look like the lower portion of the image is grass, but it is all trees. The last two are shots of the woods with some filters applied, but I like that sepia coloring, it warms the image up from the dreary wintery look. Hope you are enjoying the end of 2012!