Monday, August 28, 2006
The ferns seem to be holding up well in the dry weather. I think they make a lot of condensation from night to morning. I know this as I have a secret path which I chopped back myself and use as a short cut but it is too wet to walk through it especially when it has been windy and all the ferns have collapsed into the path. This is not it!
This wee path here is one of my favourite spots to photograph. I have pictures of this in all seasons. This was taken Saturday 5th August and already you can see some leaves covering the ground. At least there are no dead leaves on the trees in this picture but there are many in some spots. I know I should photograph them but they look so horrid I can't bring myself to. I doubt there will be much of a show this autumn.
Sorry this is an old picture from my old Fuji Finepix taken at Felbrigg Hall which is a National Trust property in Norfolk close to where my mum lives. I am going to see mum on Friday but I doubt I will get time to go there and redo it. Besides it means leaving mum on her own while I go off. Due to poor quality of pic I have buzzed it and added more contrast. Not all the pics I buzz are poor quality but I do find it is a way of making something of them.
This row of poplar trees looked a bit dull as the sun must have gone in when I took it. So I used Virtual Photographer ambience (faded) then Filter, artistic, underpainting (faded) to try to liven it up a bit. Maybe with the scenery in the background it is not really what you had in mind Mary but it looked kind of dull with just the poplars.
Handheld and shot on full telephoto 300mm from a local road in Messing. I preferred this crop for the composition but also because the crop (agricultural crop) in the foreground was out of focus and I do not like out of focus stuff in the foreground. Maybe I should also have cropped out the r/h side so the tree covers the whole of the top of the frame. I will give it a go and post it if I think it is better. Opinions please.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
The water on this one was also very blue, extremely blue, just as it came from the camera. In order to make it look less starkly blue, I selected the water with the magic wand and selected the color of the sail and paintbucketed that color over the water at a low let opacity to overlay. This one was taken a few minutes earlier than the other. Mary Stebbins Taitt.
Posted by Mary Stebbins Taitt at 5:16 PM
Monday, August 21, 2006
Sorry guys I only seem to be able to find triangles on boats! This was taken while we were becalmed and I was laying flat on the floor of the boat but still could not get the whole of the sail in. But I am sure you can use your imagination to finish it off!
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
Sailboat at Pier Park by Mary Stebbins Taitt, click image to view larger. Just at sunset about 1 minute before the sun went behind the trees. The sun sets on the wrong side for good water sunsets; I'd have to get there at dawn, an unlikely prospect.
Posted by Mary Stebbins Taitt at 11:39 PM
Oh no not those same geese again! Medium size this time. This tree is the one I took out from the layers sunset picture. Just thinking that maybe I should have flipped the background again then the geese would by flying the same way as the tree is bending. Ah well. It is not a perfect picture so I shall not bother now.