Saturday, December 29, 2012

Backyard winter photography

This was taken this winter after a snowfall at the end of December. I was looking for leaves in frozen water, which I did not find, but I found various leaves and flowers in the snow.

Just a simple leave on top of the snow. 
I walked around it until I had the composition the way I like it with the handle turned. 
Pretty much SOOC, just Levels and sharpening

Played with solarization in Nik Color Efex, completely different effect. 

One of my perennials dried up and sticking up out of the snow

with a texture on it

Our Ivy, one leaf popping up thru the snow.
I used a bunch of Nik filters in this one to make it "pop"

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pier in VA

This was taken this November near Chincoteague in VA, we wandered around taking HDR images and I just love the contrast of the blue against the saturated planks (a little warped and a few missing from Hurrican Sandy).