Added to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Orange and Pink.
and Cee’s Flower of the Day.
This past weekend I went for a walk at Anglesey Abbey. I was looking for snowdrops and they are in season at the Abbey, which boasts that they have 300 varieties. The grounds at Anglesey are fairly extensive and the snowdrops were indeed out pretty much everywhere. I spent some time looking for the images I wanted to capture. Really what I was looking for was light. Then I came across this scene:
This moment of light, an unexpected window; I only got a few shots before it was gone. But it was enough for me to then go home and create this image:
Framing is something that photographers think about, where to place their subject in an image. In this case, the light suggests the frame, literally illuminating the subject and throwing everything else into darkness. The edits I have done are minimal. The crop to accentuate the lit snowdrops, and a bit of sharpening.
What do you think of the edit? I feel like I am often looking for and chasing light, do you identify with that statement? Your thoughts are welcome below.
Added to A Photo A Week, Unexpected Windows.
Also, City Sonnet, Starts with the letter G.
No, I didn’t need another one,
but gee, Hipstamatic sure is fun!
I enjoy walking through churches. I’m a bit of a sucker for stained glass. Usually, such windows tell a biblical story, but sometimes it’s just a gem like this:
This window functions more as a decorative way to let in light and create a welcoming environment. From that original file I created this version:
The first edit here was to change the white balance. I used the eyedropper in the Develop filter of Luminar to pick a spot that was a warm grey-blue. This warmed the image nicely. I brought the whites down and boosted the blacks a bit. Then I added some clarity. I’ve also added a vignette here. One of the things that I like about the vignette filter is that it is really easy to customize the center from which the vignette will be added.
What do you think of my edit? The biggest change I think is really the warmth of the image. Do you prefer the cooler tone of the original? Feel free to leave a comment below.
Added to A Photo A Week Challenge, Through Glass.
It wasn’t just that these flowers were so pretty:
It was that they were on the grounds of St. Paul’s Catacombs in Malta that made them a bit of a surprise. This photo was shot with my iPhone and has had very little editing.
Here is the Instagram version:
Do you have simple but lovely photos like that existing in your archives? Your thoughts are welcome below.