Here is a post from last January’s big freeze. You can still see some of the lingering snow. I think this was taken at the boat dock by Aunt Bea’s Barbecue (formerly Bud’s). I believe that area is known as Mud Creek, thought it might be Crow Creek. I don’t fish & have rarely ventured farther than the barbecue when I get over that way.
I know I labeled this one cropped, but I don’t remember what else I did with it. It would have been taken with my cell phone (which is a Samsung something or other, if anyone is curious).
BTW, I named this in honor of the fabulous John Water’s movie, Serial Mom. You know what I’m referring to if you’ve seen it. I actually think those are cattails. No idea why it always makes me think of “pussywillow”.
More snow, the last of these I’ll post. I think the colors of the sunset turned out pretty well in this one. I hit it with a little light to bring the colors out a little more & I warmified it. Turned out pretty true to what I saw.
Another tree. I loved the colors in this one too. And how the tree looked like it was reaching out to touch the one spot in the sky showing evidence of sun.
I hit this one with just a touch of highlight to bring out the sun on the clouds & a little shadow to darken the trees & increase their silhouette quality. I sharpened it a little too, to bring out the detail in the branches.
I loved the red truck in the middle of all this snow, dead leaves, & naked trees. And the rarity of so much snow around, as well as the usual winter sight of bare trees.
I love trees. Who doesn’t? A friend once took me for a drive to look at the naked winter trees. She said her dad told her winter was the best time to look at trees, because you can really see their shape & branches; their bones. It stuck with me.
I used sharpen on this one to bring out more of the details in the bark & the leaves. I liked it when I was working on it, but now seeing it here I’m unsure. But I think I was going for a more sharp, stark look. I know I played around with glow & soft focus, but it all made it too dreamy & pretty. This is a very real photo & I wanted a bit of grit to it.
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Another shot I really love. I took a few of these & this one came out just the way I want it (as far as the composition goes; it still got a bit of editing to bring out the color & lines). The partially melted away snow made a lovely backdrop for these plants.
These were also lining the driveway by the barbwire fence I posted the other day.
This is one of the pics I took while I was driving – very slowly of course, so it was rushed. The movement & the lack of time for the camera to focus properly gave me this. I think it looks kind of arty & cool.
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Not much to say about this one. Another shot of all the snow we got last week on the first day I could really get out. This fence is around a hayfield by our house. You are looking through the fence from our driveway into the field.
Looking at it now, I wish I had gotten a shot with the focus on the barbs instead of the plants lining the fence.
Was glad to finally get out in all this snow we’ve had & get some pics. I took a few while driving – which I do not recommend btw. I wasn’t technically driving when I took this one though, since I was appropriately stopped.
Was trying to capture the gorgeous pinks & purples of the sunset, but didn’t quite get it. I was able to pull it out some more in editing, but the real thing was 100x better. Did fiddle with some settings on my camera last night & made some tweaks that will hopefully go a long way towards capturing truer colors. (more…)