I love having flowers in the house. These however, had seen better days:
No amount of new water in the vase was going to bring them back, but I still thought they would make a beautiful photo. This version was created using the Nik collection, which is a set of plug-ins that are compatible with Adobe editing products. I was pretty excited to find out that the collection is now free. The collection is, in its simplest form, a bunch of presets to choose from, just click and add. As much as I love presets, I do tend to look at them as a way to start and then I edit from there. Because I have found a lot of good things come from asking a simple question, I’d like to share that I found out that the Nik collection is free because of a question I asked Jane Lurie about a photograph she had created. She was nice enough to share how she had edited and passed along the tip about the collection. If you have a moment to stop by her blog, I would recommend it, she does lovely work.
Having created my black and white version a few days ago, I sat down to write this blog post and was again looking at the color version of the photo:
I’ll be honest, I’m now not sure which I like better. I am thinking now of going back and working with the color version a bit more to see if I can come up with something that I really like. For now, the black and white version is available in my Picfair portfolio.
Do you have a preference of the black and white or color version? Have you ever asked a simple question only to have a whole new world opened up to you? Feel free to leave a comment below.