Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Progression

On the same day that I took the dewy daisy shot, I captured the picture below. I loved how large some of the dew drops were, and how many there were.


But I was disappointed in how the largest drops got lost in the jumble. Thinking that the picture simply had too much going on, I cut it down to get a stronger, simpler composition. I tried a few different crops, but I think the one below is the best. How did I do?


I wanted to have a little fun with this picture, too. I've never experimented with selective color before, but I've been playing with Photoshop and figured keeping color in one drop would be within my skill set :) The picture becomes surreal and takes on an entirely different mood.


This crop is so tight that the resolution is really not up to par. But it seems to be okay for web-viewing purposes.

9 comments:

Chad Oneil said...

A little touch of green ;)

That Rocks, Amy!

Your first crop of it looks good and then the selective one is awesome.

Sand said...

Can I have your talent for just one day? Those second two are just fantastic!

Jules said...

Wow Ash - a simply stunning crop - just love it!!!! One of my favourite photos on a blog so far!!!

Even though I’ll be away I hope you can still pop in for a visit as I have been slaving over a hot computer putting a month of posts into drafts – I have blisters on my fingers. I have even got my October Theme day organized – how dedicated is that????

There will be plenty to see but I won't be able to visit you until I get back.

Kerri said...

I love your shots! The selective color one is FANTASTIC!

Salty said...

The selective color POPS!

Great job!!!

Mrs. Salty said...

Ash,
The second two shots remind me of beautiful emeralds.

Great Job!

lv2scpbk said...

Love the black and white with the one touch of color.

ASH said...

Thanks for all your kind words, guys :) I am just beginning to develop my photographic eye, and every bit of feedback helps!

Mike said...

Stunning Ash. You did a great job on this!