Droplets

Raindrops on grass blades.  Processed in Photoshop Elements with adjusted levels and a high pass filter.  This was hand held with my little Fujifilm camera.  Hope you all have the best New Year ever!  Thanks for allowing me to be a part of the 2010 Photowalk.  It’s been a blast.

Camera settings: Fujifilm FinePix S700, F/3.5, 1/80 sec., ISO 800, focal length 6.3 mm.  No flash.

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Evening Grass

Taken about 8:00 pm this evening.  Processed in Photoshop Elements with high pass filter, adjusted levels and burned.  Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/7.1, 1/30 sec., ISO 400, focal length 53 mm.  No flash.

Ripgut Brome

Maybe I should step back a little and do what I love best.  That is taking a plain photo and bringing a little more life to it through processing.  This is a simple shot of a grass that has been processed in Photoshop Elements.  I used one of my homemade textures and some layers of b/w sketch to produce this photo.  Hope you like it.  (Thanks for the suggestions Julie and Tammy!)

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/6.3, 1/640 sec., ISO 400, focal length 154 mm.  No flash.

Lost

Found this little feather stuck to the tip of a blade of grass in my yard.  It looked so white and innocent.  I just adjusted levels and lightly burned.  I thought of running it through Topaz Detail but decided to keep the softness of the original and leave it alone.  Thoughts?

Camera settings:  F/5.6, 1/80 sec., ISO 400, focal length 55 mm.

Here is another shot run through Topaz Detail plug-in:

The feather is more detailed, but I feel as though it is competing against the blades of grass now.  I don’t know. . .   I did increase the saturation and did some burning again.

Looking Down

Looking down the rows of pistachio trees.  You might make out the orange orchard in the background.

I used the Orton Effect on this photo after adjusting levels.  Did some burning around the edges.   The Orton Effect almost always works pretty well on trees and grassy areas, it seems.  Maybe needed a little more angle on this one?