View Full Version : Photo for Thought


dugup1254
03-11-10, 10:07 PM
I finally got out today, the weather has finally lifted. This was really the first series of photos that I have taken with my camera, so I know my photography is VERY rough. This is one of the photos that I quickly snapped, just of a holly bush. The thing looked exhausted hah.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2740/4425549437_0f33360c64_b.jpg

Enjoy! It's not much, I'll have more soon!

danelady
03-11-10, 10:19 PM
Aww..it does look exhausted! Good shot!

mrs. dobbs
03-14-10, 04:36 PM
I really like the composition and values. It definitely conveys a mood I can't quite put a name to.

RedHairedWitch
03-14-10, 06:59 PM
Well done. Its does look like the holly is worn oyt from winter and waiting for spring to arrive.

FrazzleDazzle
03-14-10, 09:17 PM
Love the processing too, nice!

meridian
03-14-10, 10:15 PM
I finally got out today, the weather has finally lifted. This was really the first series of photos that I have taken with my camera, so I know my photography is VERY rough. This is one of the photos that I quickly snapped, just of a holly bush. The thing looked exhausted hah.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2740/4425549437_0f33360c64_b.jpg

Enjoy! It's not much, I'll have more soon!

Don't sell yourself short. That is a very nice image.

dugup1254
03-14-10, 10:25 PM
Well done. Its does look like the holly is worn oyt from winter and waiting for spring to arrive.

Yeah, the bush was smashed down near ground level from the snow this year. I ended up having to actually lay down to get the shot.

Thanks for the comments :) I'll get an entire series or two a little later hopefully! I took the picture w/o a flash, overcast conditions, poor lighting - then applied just a 'cold' filter to it in Lightroom.

I took about 10 of them; however, most of them didn't portray the 'distressed' effect I was going after, just because of the lighting (or flash). Felt that keeping the photo dark and applying the filter got it where I wanted it.

Bluerose
03-15-10, 08:34 AM
dugup1254,

I hope you don't mind but I got a little self indulgent with your 'lovely-cold-say-good-bye-to-winter' picture.


http://i351.photobucket.com/albums/q462/fairladyblue/34r5.jpg

dugup1254
03-17-10, 09:13 PM
dugup1254,
I hope you don't mind but I got a little self indulgent with your 'lovely-cold-say-good-bye-to-winter' picture.


I do not mind at all! I personally think that it's great. I hope you don't mind that I took your thoughts another step :) I changed the font, added a little bevel, and added a light shadow on the text. The link is the hi-res picture incase anyone here wants it. The below photo is the smaller version.

Large Picture: 3872x2592
http://www.tiggsy.com/winterholly.jpg

Small Picture: 774x518
http://www.tiggsy.com/winterholly_small.jpg

FrazzleDazzle
03-17-10, 09:18 PM
I like that! Nice!