Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Nature Photography

I thought I would share some photography I took when visiting Healdsburg, CA. The fields are lush green, rocks covered in moss, roses frozen but on the vine and the air was crisp. How could you not be inspired?
Below is a collage of images that I took. 

 Then I thought I might take one of the  snapshots and alter it a few times to get some different looks and these are the photographs with some changes & what I used to achieve them.

This is almost true to the original image but I lightened the exposure.

This photograph I added contrast and adjusted the color a bit, fixed exposure and put a cinema scope frame on it.

This last one here has textures over laid and then I played with the exposure to give it a more forest feel.

Honestly I think I have just fallen in love with textures. I might have to take some other images and alter them now. Have you ever altered your photography? Played with textures? How does nature inspire you?

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing the grass I can appreciate persistence. ~Hal Borland

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emmerson


  1. Your photos of your trip are beautiful! It must have been wonderful to be there.
    I like how you played with your photo. I have done the same to a small degree. I use Photoshop on all my photos, but do not alter them much. It is fun to play though, and I would like to learn more about layers, textures, and filters.

  2. WOW. Just what I needed to see today. Green and lush, lots of warmth. What awesome photos, and then the way you "textured" them makes them even more special. Beautiful art from the digital playground!

  3. Thank you for the lovely compliments. I am wanting to do some more creative things with some of my photography. I have been inspired from some photography sites. I would love to take a class at some point.

  4. I love these photos. I think you have an eye! And I wanted to Thank you for referring me to that podcast. I added Jamie to my favorites.

  5. Oh I love that area of California. I grew up in Southern Cal, but Northern is so gorgeous. And you know how much I like Picnik... don't know what I would do without it. My family thinks I am a tad nuts, but I don't care - got to use Picnik every time 'cause it is so much fun.


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