This is becoming a garden blog! So Jude (of Small Blue Green Words) commented yesterday, and I have to say she has a point….. Yesterday, in my garden in the sunshine, I spotted a single poppy blowing in the wind….so, naturally I took some photographs. Today, every single papery petal had gone. Carpe Diem…you never know when that opportunity will be lost.
I am in a bit of a negative space (photographically speaking) frame of mind at present. (I have been in a bit of a negative space recently, from time to time, but we won’t talk about that).
So first up was creating an image on the High Key end of the scale. The light was more or less behind me, plenty of sunlight illuminating the flower and the white garage door – good start. I then did the usual enhancements in Viveza, and finished with a slight high key treatment in Color Efex. Here is the result:
My second image was a low key version, taken against the light, from the top, making use of the shaded patio as backdrop. This time, I gave it a little bit of low-key treatment in Color Efex:
Not bad for a an hour or so in the afternoon, I thought! Comments, as ever, will be much appreciated…..