Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Day 161

Some bark on a cotton wood tree in our yard. I like the dramatic shadows and texture, which I highlighted with the black and white effect.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Day 160

This photo was taken this summer when my mom took us to visit one of her friends. I liked the random way the logs were stacked and the varying sizes and shapes. The black and white filter I thought gave a more artistic and finished look than the original browns and golds of the wood.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Day 159

My brothers found a salamander the other day, and I snapped a few shots before we had to go. If I had had more time I would have loved to hold it and take some more photos from different angles. To make the salamander really stand out, I painted black and white onto the rest of the photo while leaving him the original color.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Day 158

Today I was outside poking around a pile of wood and getting some very interesting textured photos of the weather worn planks and logs. This end of one of the planks in particular caught my eye. I loved all the ridges and the shadows they caused. I liked the black and white on this photo because it helped enhance the contrast between the shadows and highlights more than the original grays and browns.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Day 157

This morning was very overcast so I had difficulty finding a colorful or well lit subject. Finally I found this plant in a field my brother and I were walking in, and I got several very interesting shots. I love the colors and textures this weed provided.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Day 156

Snow on a wooden plank I found outside yesterday morning. I love the contrast between the dark, rough wood and the white, grainy snow.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Day 155

We got the first snow of the season yesterday, and this morning we had a big frost. I got one of my brothers to pose for me to take advantage of the morning light. The light is a little harsh on the side of his face nearest the sun, but I love dramatic light on his face. To downplay the highlights a little I added slight dark edges. (click photo to enlarge)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Day 154

Is he adorable or what? His older brother taught him to crinkle and almost close his eyes when he smiles for pictures, something that I'm not very grateful for. But it worked out in this one, and I loved the rock background with the leaves strewn here and there.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Day 153

My brothers got together a pile of firewood last weekend because they were hoping to have a campfire. Unfortunately, it was too windy and damp to have one, so the pile of logs is still sitting there. Yesterday I noticed this log which had a lot of small, strange green things growing on it. I liked the colors and strange textures in the image. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Day 152

 We got a lot of rain last night, so this morning I woke to mud, fog, and dripping plants. The rocks on our lane looked a lot more interesting once the dust was washed off, and I thought this green cottonwood leaf had a nice contrast to the earthy monotones of the gravel. To edit, I toyed with some of the effects, but finally settled on a faded Dusk filter as I liked the way it worked with the browns in the leaf and the grays of the rock.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Day 151

With all the rain outside and it getting dark so early, I didn't have many options for a subject today. Eventually I centered on my purse, and got several really cool close ups. This one I liked because it was a tiny part of the front that was full of interesting textures and angles. To edit, I applied a black and white effect but left some of the stitches their original blue color to add some interest and highlights to the image. Plus, I love the color blue.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Day 150

Today was really productive for once. I got a lot of work done, but not much of it was photography related. So even though it was quickly darkening at 5pm, I ran outside to get a couple shots of some grass. None of them turned out fantastically, but I thought the interest provided by the blurry pieces in the foreground and all the lines was enough to warrant a post today. To edit, I added a little bit of graininess to help with a more artistic and interesting image. I also did a focal black and white effect off to the side, so that it graduated from black and white to the original colors.