Sometimes I think it is nice to have a photo challenge to push you to take a photo that you have been thinking about but haven’t taken yet. When I saw tilted was the theme this week at Where’s My backpack? I thought of this sunflower that I pass almost everyday but had yet to take a photograph of. So, I grabbed my camera, walked out the door, and went and got this photo:
The camera I chose to take this photo was my Canon Powershot ELPH. I chose that over my Canon 50D because I think that my point and shoot gets really nice closeup shots. Plus, it was hot, really hot, and my point and shoot weighs less.
As I was taking this photo I noticed that I hadn’t really paid attention to the background the other times I had walked past without my camera. I was so busy looking at the beautiful flower I had just ignored all that was around it. When I got to taking the picture though, I could see how distracting the background was potentially going to be. Other than the distracting background, I felt that the other challenge in this photo was going to be light. Too much light in this case. I had set the ISO to 100, but still the original was a bit washed out looking in my opinion.
So, after taking this photo, I edited it in Photoshop. I used the “levels” setting to make the color pop a bit. I also sharpened and cropped the photo.
Here is the original from the camera version: