Experiment #3: Crazy Like a Phlox

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This phlox faithfully reappears at my front door every year, making the doorway to the house a little more inviting… which, I’m sure, is important to the UPS guy and the many people who leave lawn-care/pressure-washing/handy-man flyers on my door. :)

I photographed these little flowers right after a rain, and as you can see, I was able to capture magical light bursts on some of the raindrops. (Hehehe, just kidding, added later.)

Experiment #1

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This week is going to be a week of photo experimentation. I’m only planning to experiment in the post-processing phase, not the subject choice nor shooting technique.

This was a shot of some dainty little flowers we saw while walking along the Suwanee Greenway. As you can see in the original, unedited shot below, it was nothing special. I ran the photo through a series of filters to pull out color saturation and then added some distressed effects. Finally, I separated it into four sections to draw attention to each point of interest in the photo, as well to “spread the color around.”

unedited

Leisurely Morning Still Life

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Ahhh, the end of the first breakfast al fresco this year. Aren’t these beautiful colors? I love photographing fruit… it’s so vibrant and juicy.

Anyone else use sugar on their grapefruit, or is that just something I learned from my family?

Spathiphyllum

Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMugI think the graceful, delicate curves of the peace lily as it blooms are second only to the beauty of the calla lily.

This shot is grainier than I’d like from shooting under less-than-ideal lighting in my office. However, I knew that the bloom might be too fully open by time I get back to the office on Monday, so I made do. (And yeah, that’s my way of working in the fact that I’m off tomorrow. Good Friday, indeed. :)