I think this will be easy to guess, but its so pretty I decided to use it anyway. So, what is it?
As I mentioned in the previous post, I decided to work a bit with my digital macro setting during this morning’s photo walk. I’m determined to make this camera do what I want since I can’t afford a digital SLR or any other new camera at this point.
As you can see, spring is just starting here in the desert. We’ve had a bit more rain than usual, and thus I think it is going to be a beautiful spring. This cactus is normally dried out looking and I thought it was dead. But with the rain, this plant is blossoming, in fact has a “big” and “small” bud… and an even “bigger” flower.
One thing with the digital macro that I’m pleased about, is that it gives depth by blurring the background. However, I worry that this photo may be too blurry. One of the settings I changed on the camera was to show the focal point in the picture after it is taken, not just before. This seemed to have two focal points.
Oh… processing. Very minimum. I cropped it, tried out the auto-level and it didn’t really alter it. I also added a layer and put a frame around the image.
I was playing with the digital macro setting on my camera this morning before I set out for a photowalk. The keyboard being right in front of me, it became my test subject. I didn’t think about using it for my theme until late in the day after finding nothing else that met the theme criteria for five! So, I reshot with the focus on the 5 keypad.
I processed this by using a gausian blur on the non-5 keys.
Then, as I was posting this, I noticed that because it is now evening, my keys are backlit, so I took another picture and processed similarly: