Added to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Orange and Pink.
and Cee’s Flower of the Day.
The original photo is below so that you can see that I saturated the color, and applied a vignette to darken the edges. What I was wanting to do with these edits was really make the flowers pop and the background fade away. I was happy with this version so I added it to my Picfair portfolio.
What do you think of my edits? Are you ready for Spring? feel free to comment below.
I know Spring is coming. It has been a bit slow in getting here though. We have had a lot of (needed) rain. The other morning I went running at 7am and it was 29 degrees and windy, not my ideal! With that in mind I went for a walk in the park searching for signs of Spring. Here are two photos I found:
I deliberately blurred the background because I found it distracting from the buds on the trees. The fast shutter speed gives away the fact that it was windy and I needed the speed to freeze the motion of the branch.
Here is my next shot. I was a bit sad to find these on the bench. Someone picked them and then left them there, I’m not sure why you would do that. Although given that this is at a playground, it is possible that it was a little someone who just didn’t know any better. Anyway, daffodils are my favorite:
I liked the color in the flowers contrasting with the lack of color in the bench. I didn’t arrange this photo at all, the scene was just like this and I took the picture. Kind of neat when that just happens!
I took both of these photos with my Canon Powershot ELPH. In Aperture I cropped them. No other editing for either photo.