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.

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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.