Below are the images that first caught my eye in my backyard. As I mentioned in the previous blog, it was late afternoon after we have came back from the Great Sand Dunes of Colorado. I’m not sure why I was drawn the these plants but I was.
It has taken me several weeks to edit these images. I was struck by the patterns of the images but as I edit them, I went darker and added more contrast. They did not have the quality I envisioned for them. The raw image did need some editing but going heavier was not the direction.
Finally, I reset all the images back to the original exposure. This time I worked lighter. I made small adjustments. The first image I redid began to show some promise of being what I had seen. I duplicated the setting to the other images and the series began to emerge. Yes, this was what I wanted, light and flat, with a blue green hue.
I also like the very shallow depth of field. I do not mind that some are mostly out of focus, but there is always something that is in sharp focus. I’m not sure how large the print will be, but a 10×10 inch print seems about right for this series, a study of the plants.
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