center of a Poinsettia
My attempt at macro. I tried extension tubes. I tried focus stacking again, taking the images into Lightroom and then into Photoshop. Trying to get enough images with enough different focus points is a real challenge. (There is a lot of white spots due to “dust” on the flower.)
This is an old derelict train station off Hwy. 41 just north of Gibsonton, Fla. I remember seeing it at one time. When I thought about “forsaken” this came to mind.
I like to process “old things” in a sepia tone. To me it brings out the “oldness” of the image. It was processed in Lightroom then into Photoshop with Topaz B&W Effects.
f14, 1/200 sec. ISO 200
This is a phalaenopsis orchid. Actually, I didn’t know that but had to look it up. I shot this at the orchid show at Selby Gardens recently. In Lightroom I increased the shadows somewhat and then in Photoshop I “painted” in more of the background with the matching black.
shot F5.6 @40 sec, ISO 200
This is an Anhinga at the Circle B Preserve in Lakeland. It was perched on a branch above my head. I have always been intrigued by the way these birds sit with their wings open to dry them after a diving session looking for fish. To me they look so majestic.
This is my “fill the frame” shot.
This is an Anhinga shot at Circle B Preserve in Lakeland. I watched him bang the fish on a log getting it ready to eat.
Shot at F6.3, 1/80 sec, ISO 200 with a Sigma 150-600 lens. It was zoomed in to about 400 which gave it the blured background.
This is a Banyan tree at Selby Gardens. My “leading lines” are the roots here. It certainly has an interesting root system. I had to do some cropping and cloning due to the sky not being too good. It has an interesting shadow on the center trunk.
My pick this week is a photo I did for a friend as a birthday present. She collects antique tea cups. I borrowed 3 of them to try and create a photo of them for her. I like getting a little creative. I cropped it into a square and had it made into a canvas 14″x14″.
I applied a texture and did a little color toning.