Lovely. #1 is perfect. I'm depressed, I just cannot get shots like that, and I don't get my lenses at Toys R Us, so it must be me . I like #4 too. It reminds me of palm trees reflected in the water on the shore of an island (if I imagine it horizontal anyway). Amazing what you can do with sprouts, and good for you too. (They are sprouts aren't they?)
I can't keep up with you. I think I'm about 3 threads behind. But keep 'em coming.
#1 is lush. And the squirrel is adorable.
All photos in this series are very nice. I especially love the last shot - reflection. Can you explain how you achieved this effect? In Photoshop?
Harvey says he likes them.
Thank you Antonio. No filters. We had quite stormy weather yesterday and the afternoon sun was breaking through the storm clouds. The light was very subtle as it streamed through the french window. I used very low power flash bounced of the ceiling to fill.Have you used some kind of filter for these warm colors ?
Yan someone with far more experience will be able to explain a far simpler way of doing this but here goes anywayCan you explain how you achieved this effect? In Photoshop?
After the usual levels, curves and sharpening I cropped the image to taste.
Create a new canvas (twice the height of the original)
Copy and paste the original image onto the new canvas and position at the top
Return to the original image and flip horizontal
Copy and paste the flipped image onto the new canvas and position at the bottom (aligning the stalks)
Rotate the whole image 40 degrees
Dropper the background and bucket fill the empty corners left by the rotation
Thank you all for your comments and Wendy do not give up. I dont practice much on flowers (or anythng else for that matter....lazy sausage) but I do try to understand what the light is doing (or what I want it to do) before thinking about the composition of the subject. This dictates what angle I shoot at and/or where to position controllable light and what power I think it should be. This devils brew of camera settings, light, backgrounds and compositions either works or it doesn't. I have very slowly started to get an instinct for what will work and what will not work but it is a long slow process
Very nice! #1 is my favorite but all are good.