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.
I traveled pretty far to get this shot:
Shot while on safari in Serengeti National Park, I could tell you some dramatic tail (see what I did there?) of how we snuck up on this guy, but it would be a lie. We drove as near as we could get while still staying on the road and then I took this photo, he didn’t even stir. When I went to edit this photo this week, I wanted to express a dream-like feel in the image. I started with a crop, but made sure to keep the little lizard in the frame. It’s a small, easy to miss detail, but I liked it. One of the edits I did was to add a LUT called Beijing to this photo. It is basically a pre-set series of edits, and it helped create this look:
LUTs are something I don’t know a whole lot about, so in the future I will be researching them a bit more. First I might take a nap though…
Your thoughts on the photo and its edit are welcome below.
Added to Lens Artists Photo Challenge, My Travels.
Picfair version is here.
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.
This photo was taken at Derwent Edge in the Peak District.
I have applied very little in the way of post-processing to this photo because it was a beautiful scene that didn’t really need enhancement in my opinion. This walk, that we did over the summer, was a riot of blooming heather contrasted with the rocky terrain and the blue of the sky. I chose to take a photo at this particular spot because I found the split in the trail to be visually interesting. It was one of those walks where I had to purposely put my camera away, to that I would also just enjoy the moment. I’m grateful to have this shot though.
Does this photo appeal to you? Can you name a place you’ve visited where you had to put your camera away in order to enjoy the moment? Feel free to leave a comment below.
Picfair version here.
Added to Lens-Artists photo challenge, Path.