Well, today is my day off and its pouring rain outside. So, I thought I’d put on Spotify, and goof around in Photoshop for a while. This is another image of Oak Leaves which are just starting to shoot. I photographed them with my 105 Macro mounted on a tripod, and I put a white sheet of paper behind for a clear background. I posted a high key shot the other day, and for today, I thought I would try an over the top effect complete with a texture. I love textures, but have not really been pleased with my past results. Todays attempt seems a bit more to my liking. Interestingly enough, it is also my most blatant use of a texture and I like it more than when I try to be more subtle. Who would have guessed. I guess it just goes to show you a little experimentation yields some interesting results. Have a great day and all the best to you!!
We are well into Spring here in the northeast and we have gone from cold and wet to just plain wet. It has rained part or all of every day for nearly 2 weeks. So with that in mind, I thought I’d throw up a quick post to remind anyone who has been in my shoes, that the sun is just above the clouds. Here’s a picture of some 8 foot sunflowers from last year that I took while out enjoying that big glowing orb in the sky. See ya soon!!!
I’m so happy that Spring is finally arriving here in the Northeast. March was our snowiest month of the Winter, and April was no bargain either. Finally however, May has brought Spring like weather. Even though today’s high was a meager 48F and the house’s heat actually kicked on a few times today, Spring is here…this is how I know.
Earlier this week, I made my first journey to the yard and began the dreaded spring clean up. Dead leaves that fell after I was done raking for the season, a host of limbs and branches and all sorts of entropy laden factors made my yard a serious mess. But any trip to my yard usually provides and opportunity for photographic inspiration as well, and so we have today’s picture.
While out raking, mowing and blowing, I couldn’t help but notice the tiny leaves that had emerged from their buds in the last few days. Their colors and details were so beautiful. Like mini, concentrated versions of their full grown selves, they took on a unique quality. I knew I had to capture them somehow. So, when I was finally done with my real work, I ran into the house, and grabbed my camera and Macro lens. I also got a clip board and taped some plain white paper to it to use as a background. I’d seen this done with flowers and though I’d give it a try with these tiny leaves. Well, despite all the peril inherent in Macro photography, my consistent banging of the background into the stem as I fired the shutter, and the wind, I managed a few shots I am pleased to say are keepers. Here’s one of those shots today for you to see. I hope you like it and Happy Spring to those of you in the northern hemisphere. All the best!!