This is an image that dates back a few years. I was searching for it on this website and was surprised that I had never posted here. It’s a digitally enhanced version of one of my most popular images – Break of Dawn. (See the original HERE) The original is a wonderful color image. It would be my favorite of the two, but I also like the aged look this one receives from the monochrome and textured effects.
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I spent some time the other day taking my first hummingbird photos of the season. This is a female, ruby-throated hummingbird looking straight at the camera. The wings are just a blur.
To get this unique look, I took all the color out of the original image, added a bit of sepia tone and then a texture effect.
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By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. ~ Rabindranath Tagore
This is one of the first poppies to bloom and fade in our spring garden. I applied a texture to the image. To me, it didn’t seem right to gaze upon its unfiltered demise.
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I’ve been fiddling with my images lately. (You might have noticed yesterday’s post – Morning Friends)
This image was originally posted last April (see Spring’s Serenade). When I first posted it I shared it with some friends and mentioned I thought it would be a perfect image for a textured effect. Well, I finally got around to trying one on.
It changes the feel of the bright, vivid original image. You should look at both and see which you prefer.
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I had to run an errand to the nearest town, Kewaunee, WI – on the shore of Lake Michigan. I kept an eye open for something to photograph. Not much caught my eye so I stopped by the beach and experimented with some night photography, trying a variety of camera settings.
This is a view of the Kewaunee lighthouse. The lighthouse light overpowers the image, not leaving much else. Still, something about the image appeals to me. I really like the red of the navigational light on the north pier, across the harbor from the lighthouse. I added a slight texture to give it character.
So, what do you think? Worthwhile image, or no. Leave a comment with your thoughts.
Image details: 280mm, F8, 20-sec., ISO 800