While out taking photos of my daffodils, I noticed some new buds on my rose bush. I found this composition kind of interesting because of the spider web and the tiny bird feathers caught in it. It seemed to lend itself to a b/w treatment. Back lighting helped me out once again. Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with adjusted levels and burning and dodging.
My husband and I took a ride along Raymond Road in the Sierra foothills today. I processed this photo of an oak tree in Photoshop Elements 6 by adjusting levels, cropping, burning and dodging, and a little cloning. Font is LainieDay SH. I love oak trees in winter.
Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/8, 1/250 sec., ISO 100, focal length 55 mm. No flash.
I took a photo of Cody and pushed it to get this graphic result. In Photoshop Elements 6, I used a sketch filter and tweaked the settings to get the exposure that I liked. I burned out distracting background lighting. The eyes were done on several layers. The blue was applied, then the layer multiplied, lowered opacity and a hint of erasure. I made a whisker brush and added a couple of whiskers to the left side. Hope you like it!
My best friend’s granddaughter. She has the most beautiful eyes. I edited this a fair amount. A little Gaussian blur and some dodging and burning of small areas. Processed in Photoshop Elements 6. This was taken with a little Olympus point and shoot.
This grapevine is quite old and is pretty gnarled. The canes need to be trimmed and it is in general disarray! Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 by changing to b/w, adjusting levels and dodging and burning. (I should be out working in the yard! :))
My daughter’s hands. Processed in Photoshop Elements by changing to b/w, using high pass filter and burning. I used the new macro lens. With 100 mm you don’t have to get so close as with a regular 50 mm and it’s kind of nice to have that extra room to work in. This was a hand held shot and I adjusted white balance for the living room overhead light.
Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/3.5, 1/20 sec., ISO 3200, focal length 100 mm. No flash.