May 24, 2014
Modern technology, or more specifically, digital photography is a wonderful thing. Although I am a relatively newcomer to hi-tech photography, having bought my first digital camera only last summer, I have been playing with photographic software for several years, manipulating my 4×6 inch film proofs before posting them on this blog site. I did make up for lost time after getting my first new camera in thirty-three years by shooting nearly fifteen thousand photographs in only four months, 99.999% of which were flowers. I even broke down and bought the latest edition of Photoshop Elements. However, I have yet to learn how to use most, if not any of its features. These photographs were adjusted using only the free software download, Google Picasa.
My initial thought was to reverse the order of these five photographs, to give you the proper sequential order in which they were adjusted. However, to catch your eye, I decided to post the finished product first. When I finished editing the photograph, I was amazed at the final result. I have absolutely no idea what type of flower this is, maybe some sort of a lily. If anyone does know, please let me know.
If I am fortunate enough to have you view my photographs and you find the color saturation too much or the color schemes of the mats do not match either themselves or the photograph, please let me know via a comment. Being color-blind, what might look great to me might look like sh*t to everyone else!
Steven H. Spring