Our schedule today included (1) church services, (2) Life Group fellowship, (3) delivery of items to help my house cleaner with her Volunteer Spay and Neuter Clinic scheduled for May 25-27 in Yellville at the Marion Co. Fairgrounds. We also had to return (4) a long-distance phone message of my half-brother who just had heart surgery and finally (5) we finished a business transaction with my best friend around 4:30 p.m. Too much retired life for me!
For some relaxation in the midst of stress (see previous post), I decided to play around with Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.
In order above of insertion are a number of creations from a single photo: The first shot is straight out of the camera [SOOC]: no corrections like crop, contrast, white light, color, noise, etc. Crop would have been minimumly~probably the tip of white at the bottom of the SOOC photo. This is backlit photo which I love with flowers and other semi-transparent subjects. Although not a MACRO, the Zoom lens helped give that appearance. I suppose Close-up is a better adjective.
[All photos should be clickable to enlarge.
This post is created in Blogger In Draft,
so don't guarantee!]
|Effect 2- Lens FLare (I think)|
I only applied one effect to each photo. Imagine the fun of mix-and-match, as well as the degree to which each is applied. WOW!
Having always been a realist insofar as photography is concerned, I can see I may find an artistic leaning with this program, as well as FUN~ FUN~FUN!
|Effect 3- subcategory of |
some effect called zoom
Oh yes! I have an inexpensive light box with LED daylight balanced lights ordered. Imagine the fun I anticipate with this, especially in the winter.
I could have built a light box. At this point in my life I don't need to be worried with details. Building is easy to do insofar as the box is concerned. Building a lightbox in a la DIY mode allows for sizes not found in commercial offerings: usually 1"x1", 16"x16" (most common), 24"x24", i.e., basically square. The larger the box, the more it costs.
Back to my Play Today~~~Which photo effects do you like best?
[Besides SOOC, I like #4. The texture reminds of palette knife oil painting. If I had applied a slight blur to it, I would really have a piece of amateur art.]