February 28, 2011: This photograph won a shared fifth put in the “February Challenge ~ Attractive Blooms” in the team Heaven’s Photographs. Thank you quite a lot! This is the 1st time ever that I’ve won two awards in a solitary Flickr contest. My purple cascade took 1st put.

I’m quite fond of early morning glories, and a single edge of the East Village group yard in Extensive Beach front has a huge range of vines. From time to time I see a flower that I like but it is too significantly away for my macro lens to seize. This is an case in point, an archive photograph from 2009. (Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 226mm, f/five.two, one/a thousand sec., ISO one hundred, early afternoon solar, handheld)

A word about archive images: I’ve acquired a great deal about myself and my work in the class of putting up virtually practically nothing but archive images when for health reasons I’ve been unable to get out and create new work. Initially, it would seem to me that my photographic eyesight, what draws me to seize specified visuals, has not improved a great deal in two-in addition decades. What has improved is my skill to location the gems as I go as a result of a shoot’s truly worth of visuals. I assume I’ve come to be much better at that. And, irrespective of the reality that I have numerous decades of Photoshop experience powering me (and did even two decades back), I am a lot much better at publish-processing nowadays than I was then. Part of that is experience and ongoing finding out (thank you, Kelby Training), and an additional part is much better instruments (a nod to Topaz Labs and their groundbreaking plug-ins). Based on my very own experience, I would recommend a journey into your archives for an extended series of images to get a sense of exactly where you are and how significantly you have arrive.

In the new Flickr, simply click any where in the impression to see the significant perspective on black — or push “L” to “perspective in light-weight box” (exact issue).

Posted by Celeste M (much more off than on) on 2011-01-09 03:41:07

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