Monday, June 24, 2013

Day 103

I love this photo. I took it on Saturday when I took my little brother Noah down to the pig pen. On the way back he noticed a bird perched in a tree, and that is what he was looking at and smiling about. Thankfully I had my camera with me, so I snapped a few shots of him before he noticed. Since he's so short it looks like he's in a jungle, and I wish that one piece of grass in front of his face was not there. But other than that, I think it turned out well. I used the Dusk effect from picmonkey.com.

I also wanted to let you know that I won't be posting again for a while, since I'm leaving tomorrow morning for a youth conference.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Day 102

Today I was making roses out of plastic party spoons. You use a candle to soften the spoon, then shape it into a petal, then meld them together. Long story short, I decided that my rose would be the subject of today's photo. My setup consisted of a pair of jeans, a window, and a book. I stood the book up, then laid the jeans over it on a table to make the backdrop. I set this up by a window to get the natural lighting. I decided that for editing I wanted to get a really artistic look. To get that, I made the photo black and white, but left the rose the original color. I then added dark edges to give the photo the finished look.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Day 101

Today I'm going to post another photo that I took while I was walking around the lake yesterday. This one reminded me of a path from a fairytale book. To enhance this idea, I softened the photo, then added light edges that I faded quite a bit.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Day 100


I can't believe I've posted 100 photos already!
Yesterday my family and I went for a walk around the lake. I decided to bring along my camera. I liked this photo for the symmetry with the reflection, and the interesting shapes from the clouds and treeline. I made it black and white, then added dark edges.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Day 99

This is another photo from yesterday morning. I love how you can see the veins and detail of the leaves. If I could change it I would take out the leaf in the bottom right corner that's out of focus because it distracts from the focal point. I took some cool photos at the river today but haven't had time to look through them. Hopefully I'll get a good one for tomorrow.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Day 98

This morning I was with my brothers and sister waiting for my mom to pick us up, and I decided to use the time to take some pictures of the giant ragweed that grows around my house. I love taking macro images of plants because there is so much detail to capture. I liked the Holga effect on this picture because it decreases the noise and adds an air of elegance or refinement.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Day 97

This morning I was on my way to check the pigs' water and just happened to have my camera with me. My brother, sister, and I have worn down a path through the grass to the pig pen, and this morning I decided it would make a cool photo. To take the photo I squatted down so that the grass which is usually about at my hips was now over my head. I added the Dusk effect, but faded it considerably to get the mood I wanted in the photo.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Day 96

I was at a day camp all day today, so I didn't get a chance to take any new pictures this morning. But as I was clearing off my memory stick after I got back I found this macro of an apple tree I took a couple weeks ago. I love how there is the detail and texture of the bark, and then the fuzzy, beautiful background of the other apple trees. I added dark edges to this photo, because I think it makes the photo more finished looking, and enhances the textural appeal of the bark.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Day 95

Last night my 4-H club had our meeting at the park, so I took the opportunity to take this macro of a tree. I love the texture in this photo, and also the angle.  I added dark edges to enhance the detail in the bark and also make the green leaves in the distance less distracting.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Day 94

This morning my little brother and I were walking around looking at the clover that was blooming. I liked this photo because it's different in that the leaves and stem of the plant are in focus while the actual flower was slightly out of focus. I liked the photo as black and white because it makes it more artistic looking and almost abstract.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Day 93

Yesterday my mom, sister, and I went to a local swap meet to sell some rabbits. As usual, I tend to walk around and look at other booths. These display of wallets was in one of my favorite booths, where they sell saddles, bridles, and purses. I painted on black and white and left one pink wallet in color to give a focal point and make the photo less busy.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Day 92

I just thought I'd let you know now that I won't be posting anything tomorrow since I'm going to a livestock judging contest. I can't wait. The photo today is of the roof of my grandfather's house. I like the lighting and the white and blue colors in this photo.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Day 91

Is anyone else fascinated by tree bark or is it just me? I've been taking a lot of macro photos of various trees recently.  I chose to post this one today because it was more interesting than the others because I took the photo from an angle to show the canopy of leaves and the trunk continuing out of the area of focus.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Day 90

I was flipping through some of the photos I took last Friday at my grandfather's house, and I noticed this one of his garden. When I was taking the photo I liked the pattern of the rows, and took the photo at an angle to add some interest and depth. If I could change one thing I would take out the yellow piece on the electric fence in the background, as I find it a little distracting from the overall image. When editing I applied the Dusk effect on picmonkey.com, and faded it out a little to get the look I wanted.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Day 89

Sorry I didn't post anything last Friday, I was out at my grandpa's house all day. While I was there I did take this photo of the path he takes on his tractor to feed cattle and such. I liked the textural contrast between the grass and the mud, as well as the lighting.