I have had adobe photoshop for years now, however have done very little except brightness, contrast and some included filters. I am however taking a udemy course – tip here – when getting close to Christmas (November timeframe) I have found groupon gives great deals like$15 per course, on getting the best out of black and white. So I am trying different things now, using layers to have repeated effects, taking those pictures and using multiple software – like photomax essentials to enhance further. So my next couple of posts will be photos that have been enhanced. This first one was of an iris I had. I used a layer to removed the color, then a gradient layer to get more crisp blacks and white, then did a mask to delete a color portion of the photo. Hope you like it. Constructive feedback is always welcome!
It was either rainy or cloudy the entire time on vacation. But, I’m German and Irish – so while others may rail against the bad weather, I’m out in it. It stopped long enough to put my feet on the beach, walk in the ocean and visit some very wonderful nature places. I feel that colors are more vibrant and rich after or during a rain.
So I may seem as if I’ve not been making my 365 commitment, but I have been taking pics. I’ve just gotten distracted with a new site to post on LOL. However, I will get caught up on all my posts this weekend – I have a great cardinal and jay pic to post, but tonight’s pic is just of a flower from a bouquet I bought for myself – have to treat myself well – no one else to do it.
It’s summer in Georgia and that means magnolias. I never really looked at one til I took the photos and I love how fuzzy they look inside. I’m guessing that’s the pollen producers as I’ve noticed more fuzzy areas on more plants since I started getting close ups 🙂
It was difficult to get a good pic – my NJ bees were much more laid back – they would land on a flower and hang out a while – the ATL bees however don’t seem to settle much.
Just as sure as forsythia’s and cherry blossoms are signs of spring – I know when summer is here when my lilies start to bloom. Just one out now but the rest will come