Oak Leaf

This kind of fit for Sharp, but I thought that was stretching things a bit!  This oak leaf on the ground was processed in Photoshop Elements 6 by adjusting levels, adding a high pass filter and burning.   Taken with the macro setting of my FinePix camera.

Camera settings: Fujifilm FinePix S700, F/3.5, 1/75 sec., ISO 64, focal length 6.3 mm.  No flash.


Forest Floor

Ferns protected by the firs and pines still flourish in late summer in the Sierras.  Processed in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels, running through Topaz Simplify and burning.  I adjusted the outside lines in Topaz Simplify to inverse and then reduced the opacity of that layer to produce this result.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/5, 1/160 sec., ISO 250, focal length 84 mm.  No flash.

Dozen and Green

Combined these two for a simple still life of eggs in a bowl.  Processed in Photoshop Elements with just levels adjustment.

Camera settings: Fujifilm S700, F/3.5, 1/7 sec., ISO 800, focal length 6.3 mm.  No flash.

Green Eyes

Took a photo of a doll in a window of our house.  I may revisit the toadstools, but for now it’s this window doll!  I used the lasso tool to select the eyes, chose inverse, then used Gaussian blur to accentuate the big eyes.  I may have used a little too much blur.  I’d probably tone it down a little if I did it over.  I chose to leave it kind of contrasty and didn’t do much changing of lighting in editing.  I did do some light dodging.  Tell me what you think!Camera settings: F 7.1, 1/100 sec, ISO 100, focal length 55 mm.