This weekend I met up with a local photographer at Longwood Gardens. I was scouting out the Orchid festival they have going on right now when I came across this Lilly. I used a paintbrush in photoshop for effect. Enjoy
For the last couple of weeks I've been waiting for snow. Actually I hadn't realised how much time I had in between posts. Over last weekened we had temperatures drop into the single digits for highs. Then with snow coming in last tuesday I wanted to get out and shoot. This is actually in the creekbed near Holtwood PA that I did some fall foilage shots in; I really want to capture all four seasons in this creekbed. I applied a blue filter, and some grain paint strokes for effect. I hope you enjoy.
I returned to Longwood Gardens to continue with some expirementing. I didn't quite get what I wanted but this worked out in the long run. I took two shots of this Lilly one with the focus sharp and the other one was slightly out of focus. I then tone mapped the two as an HDR image. It's one way to get a sort of paintly effect without using the paint brushes in photoshop. I shot these two at ISO100, a shutter at 1/30sec and f-8. So far this year is off to a good start. Also I guess you could say I've spent some quality time at Longwood Gardens. It's a good place to go especially when there's no snow and it's too cold to be outside shooting. Thanks for viewing
Well with the New Year started I'm off and running. Out of the 5 days so far I've been shooting on three of them. After doing a sunrise over an amish farm I spent the rest of Saturday morning at Longwood Gardens. I've been experimenting with different types exposures trying to get effects that I've never done before. I'll blog about that later. I spent most of Saturday experimenting with different flash settings and working on different types of composition with the light. Also I wanted to get a head start on the Orchids before the festival later in the month.
This image here is pretty basic the metadata is an ISO100 at 1/30sec, f-8 the only thing I did different was in photoshop I applied a yellow filter and increased the luminosity to 60%. To throw out any potential distractions.
I felt that there was too much green from the ferns in the background.
One of my goals this winter is too increase my flowers theme. I also want to be more artistic in the composition. I feel that I'm off on the right foot. Enjoy
I want to start the New Year fresh with a new image. On New Years day I had the oppourtunity to get together with some local photographers and shoot a fox hunt in Chester County. The high when we got out there was somewhere in the 20's with wind chill in the teens. Weather was really not helping out.
I like to call this image 'guidance' because the Hunt Master is getting guidance from an older gentleman. In photoshop I applied a slight paintbrush to the image for a stronger affect. Throughtout the weekend I'll be adding more images to my gallery, in the 'New Stuff' folder.