Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I wish I could tell you all that I have been in hiding or was on a wonderful Hawaiian Vacation but no luck, I have been (and am still) struggling with what started as a lousy cold and quickly turned into an awful chest infection. (If you knew how long it has taken me to do this post, you would laugh!)
(Apologies in advance for any ramblings, misspells or incoherence, blaming it on the meds, He! He!)
Anyway, I wanted to share with you these Beautiful Bright Red Anemones that bloom in my Garden every year. Some of you might have seen this first photo before in a previous blog post
This photo was taken with my trusty Canon Point and Shoot. I love the colour and the pattern and textural quality in the photo but spatially it truly wasn't working for me. I had it buried in the postings in my Etsy shop and when it came up for renewal a few weeks ago, I thought I would play with it and see if I could come up with a photo that really represented the Flower and my Artist's Heart.
Here is some of the fun I had :)
Very slight enhancement of contrast and brightness
Photo cropped with the enh. and a little Histogram effect equaliser (I love this feature because it helps me as an Artist to see the strengths and weaknesses in an image)
Then I went to a very tight crop and played with a few colour enhancements, this is a slight splash of red colour mix
This is a little more red on the colour balance mode
Then I moved to the more yellower washes
This is from an auto colour balance with warmer tones
Back to the yellow wash again with a hint more.
These last 3 are when I decided I liked the auto colour balance effect the best and just added warmer
and warmer tones :)
I was really happy with these images and decided to get one printed (2nd to last) I was very pleased with the result.
Let me know what you think!
BTW, I am having a 50% off Spring Sale in my Etsy Photography shop right now. But if any of my dear Blogger Buddies would like to buy I will offer you another 10% off. A total of 60% off and no charge on extra shipping for multiple purchases. Just contact me at my Etsy Shop and I can set up a special listing just for you.
Have a wonderful Evening! :)
Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.