God Is An Artist: Part II

There's something about this photo of my backyard peony that just takes my breath away! I love this shot...so vibrant, yet delicate at the same time.

These flowers are actually itty, bitty, tiny little flowers. I was so thrilled to be able to get an up-close shot of them with my macro lens.

I think these pink petunias (right??) are so soft and delicate, with their thin and wispy petals fluttering in the breeze. When I look at this picture though, it almost has an aggressive look to it. It seems to me that the flowers are fighting to be at the "front" where they'll get the most sunshine. Or maybe I'm crazy and need to spend more time with people, who have actual personalities, instead of so much time with my camera and flowers!

This purple clematis is in my backyard, growing up against our yellow shed. I love these bold flowers! I was able to use a new reflector to shine some indirect sunlight at the flowers, which really got the colors to pop out of the dark shadows.

And now, for a little PhotoShop/Lightroom fun...

I took this picture of this little daisy for two reasons...the flower itself, and it's colorful background. I was thrilled to see how the background went out of focus so dramatically while the daisy came in crystal clear.

And then I wanted to see what it would look like in black & white...look! Look at that fantastic swirly background against the crisp petals of the daisy! Love it!

But I was a little disappointed with how washed out the daisy became. It just seemed to lose something. SO....PhotoShop to the rescue! I'd never done anything like this before, so I was pretty happy with the results. I grabbed the yellow center of the flower from the color version, and put it in the black and white version. How fun is this?!?

The peony is still my favorite though. Which do you like best?

I'm thinking I need to make some note cards out of these pictures :)

Hilty Sprouts  – (6/19/2008 08:49:00 PM)  

The daisy pics are awesome! Love the cool effects on the black and white.


Anonymous –   – (6/19/2008 09:34:00 PM)  

I love all of them, God has such an amazing imagination :-)


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