My Life in Pictures

Adventures in amateur photography

Category Archives: Computer Edited

Something a little different

I’ve been doing a lot of flower pictures, and while I love my flowers, I thought I’d play around with something a little different for this post. I’ve seen a lot of really nice black and white photos lately, so I decided to change several of my own photos to black and white. I definitely think some turned out better than others. What do you think?

This candleholder came out pretty well.

I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I think it needs a little more contrast.

I do like this one, it's dramatic.

I love the color version of this photo, but I think the background's too busy for black and white.

This one's better, I think because there's more contrast between the flower and the background.

This one looks much better in black and white than in color.

Another one I'm not sure of.

 

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Crop-tastic!

After seeing on another blog post the dramatic difference a mere crop job can do, I decided to run a few experiments of my own. What do you think?

pink flower

Pink flower photo before...

...and after!

Small purple flower before...

...and after! This is one of my favorites.

Yellow marigold before...

...and after! This is my favorite of the bunch, I think.

I liked this original

Not sure how I feel about the after.

There was too much background drowning out this flower.

The "macro" crop really brings the attention to the details of the photo.

Another too-busy background

Much better 🙂

Last but not least, another baby purple flower

I love how much the stamens pop in the cropped version.

Experimenting with my camera

There haven’t been many great photo opportunities lately, so I’ve been experimenting with what I can capture on my camera a bit, as well as with editing photos with GIMP.

rainy mirror

It was rainy and there wasn't a lot to photograph, so I decided to see how it would look if I took a photo out my rainy car window. I though the effect was cool, I just wish it was a more interesting subject.

fan

I discovered that the shutter speed in sport mode is indeed quite fast, as it captured this fan running on high without any blur.

keyboard

This keyboard is in need of a cleaning.

bread

I thought I hadn't succeeded in capturing the steam, until I looked at the photo on a computer.

clouds

At least the clouds Wednesday were pretty.

bananas

Giraffe bananas!

only flower in color

I'm enjoying playing with the color filters right now, I love the effect.