Normally I don’t touch my photos with the exception of a little adjustments on color or lighting if the image I take doesn’t come out quite on par with what I saw or a little cropping. Every once in a while, I’ll make one black and white or even just reduce the color saturation. Overall, though, I just don’t mess with them as I’m not a huge fan of artistic manipulations. Some are really cool, but it isn’t what I personally want out of my images.
That said, I felt like playing. The result is by no means super amazing, but I did think it was interesting. I love the grainy look and feel of really old photos as well as their sepia tones and this kind of has a similar feel. Like I said, this was just for fun and it came out interesting.
Here is the original.
With the last couple of days being mostly rainy with periods of dry, I spent a crazy amount of time crawling around on my front sidewalk taking pictures of raindrops. My elbows are so not thanking me today. There were so many images that turned out amazing, there is absolutely no way I could pick a favorite. I ended up uploading over 40 new images to my photo print site, and all but like 5 of them are rain drop images.
I’m just fascinated with all the various different ways you can look at water drops and what they do. I really love some of the really interesting reflections you can get inside each individual drop.
While I chose each of the ones I uploaded for various different reasons, the one below, almost didn’t make the cut because it was actually a bit of a mistake. It isn’t as clean as a lot of my other images or as in focus, but the more I looked at it, the more I really loved the softness and the color in it. When I uploaded it to the site, it looked amazing on all the product options.
One of the things that attracts me to macro photography is the ability to get really crisp and sharp details that you don’t normally see without the aid of that macro lens or smashing something against your face, but that is the beauty of photography as an art form. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Some of my favorite images are ones with things that would normally be considered flaws, but those flaws are what give it that something special that makes it so different and interesting.
I have a week where I don’t have a million things scheduled or on my plate. So what do I want to do? Start a new project. Of course. So, apparently that means I’m actually going to be busy. We will see how much I actually get done.
I have uploaded over 30 new images to my Pixels site. Lots of macro images including quite a few I haven’t posted here yet. So, for anyone that ever thought “Hey, that is a cool photo! That’d look great on my wall!” Here’s your chance. They even have cool things like notebooks, phone cases, coffee mugs, and a handful of other things you can get those images on. You know. Just in case you REALLY have to have one of my images.
This week’s to do list is long. Full of things I need to do and appointments. I’ll be taking breaks as I can to enjoy the flowers starting to come up, keeping my fingers crossed that we don’t get the late freeze everyone keeps saying is possible.
It is a beautiful day. My windows are open. I am a happy camper today.
I love taking pictures of things that have been drenched in rain because water does such cool stuff when it forms drops. That said, I could really do without the 6+ inches of rain we’ve had over the last few days. I could absolutely do without the storms still coming that will be bringing more of the same over the next couple of days.
Going through all the photos I took yesterday, I realized that I had so many that I loved, I could spend weeks posting a single image a day. I’ve decided to post them all together instead of one at a time. They are far from perfect, but there are things about each one that I really love. Some are the color, some are the intricacies of the web itself, others are because of the detailing or effects of the water drops. These are my favorites, for whatever reason.
Today gave me a perfectly dewy, foggy morning and tons of tiny little spider webs all over my fence. Perfect conditions to get some really awesome shots like this. It is crazy hard to get these to focus because of their size (and I’m thinking my eyes are playing a part in that, too).
What a crazy, chaotic, mess of a weekend. I am glad it is over, but it seems it was just the beginning of more home improvements and repairs. All unplanned, unwanted and kind of stunning.