70-200mm IS lens, Canon 50D, Flowers, Nature, Photo Challenges, Photo Editing, Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

It’s been a long summer and some of the wildflowers in our garden have seen better days:

ISO 800 150mm 0ev f/4 1/250

ISO 800 150mm 0ev f/4 1/250

It’s a small act of endurance to live in this spot in the garden. The flowers that grow there are subject to heavy rain, blistering sun, and wind.

It’s been a long and busy summer in our house as well. If you have stopped by this blog before you know that I took the summer off to focus on a few things. I’m still working on my Illustrator class, but I have missed blogging so I am back, hopefully once a week.

The photo above I took this morning in our garden with my new (to me) Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS lens. I will show the original photo below. I increased the exposure and clarity in Camera Raw. Β Then in Photoshop I cropped and sharpened it. I was pleased with the outcome. Β I’m looking forward to playing around some more with this new lens.

ISO 800 150mm 0ev f/4 1/250

ISO 800 150mm 0ev f/4 1/250

Let me know what you think in the comments below.



28 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

  1. It’s great that now that the summer is over you can take some more time for blogging. To keep up with your Illustrator class is good too. I am not a very knowledgeable photographer, but I like very much to look at interesting, beautiful picture. I can see a lot of beauty in your picture. Thanks for publishing. πŸ™‚


  2. Wonderful work on the photo, Amy. Couldn’t tell at all that you cropped it when I looked at the first photo. I like that you made the tiny details like the black dots stand out – a flower that has been bruised and battered, but a fighter still standing. Hope the class is/went well, I am sure it was a lot of fun. Glad to see you back πŸ™‚


  3. I think the editing was just enough to enhance but not essentially change the photo. The wildflowers in the park where I walk most mornings are enduring as well, but little by little they’re losing petals. Still beautiful, though.



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  5. welcome back – πŸ™‚ and also – I love your shot- it has the beauty and yet tough feel of flowers – which matched your words:

    “flowers that grow there are subject to heavy rain, blistering sun, and wind”
    nice – and have a great day amiga. πŸ™‚


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