On our way to see Baby Girl, The Handsome Surveyor and the boys last week we saw a hillside covered in California Poppies, and I had to stop to make some images.
The hillside was steep, mostly on private property so I was unable to climb the hill to get a better composition. There were power lines going through the scene so after I uploaded the images I took to my digital darkroom aka- Photoshop CC to make some additional improvements in addition to my normal tweaks to white balance, whites, and blacks, and camera/lens corrections. I took out the power line using the spot healing brush, then I cropped the image to remove a big bush and some partially showing trees, and lastly I removed a tree top at the top of the image. So the image went from this…
For some reason the finished image looks a bit washed out here, but not in Photoshop. Hum?
Baby Girl asked for a print of the final image and I wanted one too so, I’m having it printed up. I hope it looks good when they arrive.
Fall color has been a bit patchy here, but last week a friend and I found a little along the Carson River.
…some late bloomers,
and a Painted Lady. It’s been below freezing many nights and mornings this past week so I was surprised to see this butterfly still here.
I had a lovely visit with my Mom and Step-Dad. I hope you’re all having a good week, and are making some fun plans for the week-end. I’m going to see my Grandson’s, and my Mom once more before she heads back to warm and sunny FL, and hopefully, I’ll see some more of Falls beautiful colors and delights.
I was in New Orleans for a week and had so much fun, and took a lot of photos of doors.
This one is from a restaurant in the French Quarter, but I didn’t pay attention to which one there are so many. I’m in catch up mode so, only one door today, but there will be more. 😄
This is part of Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors. If you have a door or two to share head on over to his blog and join in the fun or just head over and see the doors others have shared from all over the world. Just follow his directions at the end of his Thursday door post.
I took my D810 mounted with my LensBaby Composer Pro out for a walk looking for flowers in the neighborhood the other day. I put the Soft Focus Optic in the Composer along with the 16mm macro adapter; here’s a few images from that walk.
Arizona Sunflower at f/2- I love that blur!
a Rose f/4- I wanted to get a bit more in focus so stopped it down a stop.
It looks like my LensBaby will get along fine with the D810.
I’m off for a “ladies long week-end” with a good friend. We plan to hike in the mountains by a lake, and do a lot of photography. I hope the sky is clear so we can photograph the stars at least one night.
I hope you all have a lovely week-end. I’ll catch up when I return.