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 also posted this on my Photoshop Elements Techniques board. This is an oak leaf just turning some autumn colors. Processed in Photoshop Elements with adjusted levels and burning.
Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/6.3, 1/160 sec., ISO 100, focal length 100 mm. No flash.
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.
Took this a few weeks ago. These two live oak trees are in the Sierra foothills. I adjusted levels and ran the photo through Topaz Simplify Buz Sim. I had been working on a custom texture and used it as an Overlay on this photo. Using a photo I had of concrete, I added warm/cool colors with the drippy water brush that is in Wet Media. As you can see I like painting effects! I did do some burning on this one before framing and finishing. Hope you like it.
Camera settings: Focal Length 11.2 mm, F/5.0, ISO 64, shutter speed 1/320.
Fog gives me the chance to take droplet photos here in Central California. This one is on a young oak tree branch. It reflects the branch behind as well as our house and front lawn. There is a tiny spiderweb that sits on the branch also.
For this treatment, I first rotated the photo 2 degrees to the right and cropped. I added a high pass filter on Overlay at 3.4 pixels. Sharpen and an 80% sepia filter was used to warm and even out the total tone of the photo and to enhance the droplet’s singularity. The frame was made with a brown by matching with the eyedrop tool to the photo. I then applied a pine tree bark photo that I had taken. Reducing the opacity of the bark photo left just a suggestion of texture to the frame. I did some minor burning on the photo and the frame. I really like droplet photos and hope to get better taking them. This is a handheld photo. I try to brace myself and always hold my breath while squeezing the shutter. (Don’t know if that is correct or not, but it is what I do! :)) Hope you like it.
Hi and welcome to “Shadows and Light”! This is my blog about photography and participating in the 2010 Virtual Photowalk. Startup will be Jan. 1, 2010!