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A Floral Surprise

It wasn’t just that these flowers were so pretty:

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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:

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#Flowers at the #catacombs #Malta

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Do you have simple but lovely photos like that existing in your archives? Your thoughts are welcome below.

Cheers!

Added to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Pastel Colors, and Flower of the Day.

 

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Where the path splits

This photo was taken at Derwent Edge in the Peak District.

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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.

Cheers!

Picfair version here.

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Early Morning Serengeti, Young Male Lion

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Added to Live Laugh RV, Favorite Zoos, and Travel With Intent, Six-Word Saturday.

Picfair version is here.

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Tanzania Sunrise and Sunset

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Dinner with a view #nofilter #tanzania

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Wordless Wednesday: From Monet’s Garden

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Revisiting Giverny

I do sometimes edit my photography multiple times. That’s the beauty of digital photography, it is very easy to create several variations of an image without incurring a huge cost, it’s just an investment of time. This morning I began with this image, taken at Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny:

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If you are a regular reader, you may remember this edit:

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I wrote about it a few months ago, that edit was about creating a vintage, almost impressionist feel. This morning I was revisiting with the thought of creating a black and white version. It’s an idea I had worked on a few months ago and come up with this version:

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I wasn’t crazy about it, so instead, I blogged about the color version and decided to let the black and white idea sit for a while. This morning I was back at it, and here is the result:

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Much better in my opinion. This time I started with a green filter, interesting because that is what improved the sky quite a bit. As I am writing this, it occurs to me that maybe I could have tried a graduated filter with this edit and that might have done quite nice things for the sky. I also darkened the whites in the image and lightened the blacks a bit.

With this edit, there were two things I really wanted to do. One was to improve the sky, make it more interesting. The second was to retain the reflections of the trees and vegetation in the water. Do you think that has happened with this edit? Feel free to leave a comment below. Have thoughts or tips on using a graduated filter on a black and white photo, I would be interested to hear about that as well.

Cheers!

Added to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Mirror Images or Reflections.

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Wordless Wednesday: Are You Looking At Me?

 

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Added to A Photo A Week Challenge: Attitude.

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