Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Roses for the Bunches.

Hello Everyone, hope your having a good day this week. Well today's blog post is here and it's going to be the last one for about a week. I'm considering giving myself a breather on this blog, so I'll be giving it a break on next week's blog posting. I just feel like I'm burning out of ideas and I want to take some time on other personal things in my life.
Anyway I hope that's alright with everyone and I hope you enjoy this weeks photographs. Well to start right off in the post, these are all flower photographs of rose bouquets from Valentines Day. 
There were two batches of different roses, one batch of each deep reds and pink roses. I made sure that I got as many photographs I could on the days that weren't dark and wet. Because there was a very need for natural light to be on the roses so they weren't too dark for the photo shoot.
As these roses were in very dark red tone, I wanted to have the right lighting and exposure. So with the day I took these photograph was slightly sunny I manged to get some decent shots of the individual roses.
I also went back down to my standard lens (18-55mm) for these shots as it was more easier because I did try using my longer lens for some of the other photographs I had taken, but I didn't get the results that I was looking for those.

Furthermore here's the photographs of the pale pink variations of roses that we had around Valentines day. These are by the term name "Topaz" roses from what the bouquet label had said and they were quite beautiful!
I actually thought all of the flowers were beautiful in their own way and It was nice to have them in our home this year. This was also a pretty nice opportunity to get practice with taking shot in flower photography.
So here's the last photograph for today's blog post and I do hope you enjoyed seeing all of these flower photographs this week. I'll come back to a normal schedule possibly after next week I just need a break from the blogging.

Have a great week everyone and goodbye till next time-
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wildlife From the Backyard.

Hello everyone, I hope your doing lovely this week. I've got Thursdays blog post up today and once again it's my usual nature/wildlife photography. So I have these photographs here from a practice shoot I did a few weeks ago with "the tripod" outside in our backyard. 
This practice shoot was to see if I could get shots of our local wildlife with the camera on the tripod near by the feeder, however it didn't turn out the way I wanted to do in the end. because I thought about using my camera remote to take the photographs from afar, but by time I had set up the camera and got outside. I found out that the battery wasn't working on the camera's remote.
So instead of taking a step back away from the camera and taking the shot with the remote, I had to pretty much hide and crotch myself behind the tripod while taking the shot of who ever came to the feeder. Which for most who wasn't really noticing I was there was the Eastern Gray Squirrels that we have living in our trees. But I also had a little Black Capped Chickadee turn up many times to the bird feeder before the squirrels had came around.
But mostly the squirrels kept me in company, they stayed around the most in till I needed to go back inside and even though I was cramped behind my tripod, It was definitely worth it by staying there watching them turn up to the bird feeder.
Well for the final photographs, the common Grackles came back to the front side of our yard and this time they weren't all crazy and running around everywhere. So I had the chance of getting shots through the kitchen window of these two Grackles standing next to each other.
While also getting this photograph of one solo Grackle prowling the ground for bugs and seed with the others. It was actually nice to get some decent shots of them before they left again. As I was really hoping to get photographs of their colorful feather caps.
So I hope you enjoyed this weeks blog post and I see'll you around later on! Thank you and goodbye-
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All photographs and artwork rightfully belongs to © LadyAnnaVintage 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Color Splash Frenzy.

Hello everyone, well it's Thursday blog post day and I've got something new in store. Well it is new too me, but you've probably seen this before in photography. This is color splash a method you can do to your photographs in Photoshop, by taking two duplicate layers of the background and turning one layer in too monochrome while masking that layer with the other duplicate layer which is colored. 
This color splash method was quite hard to do actually, the masked layer I had to erase the area on that mask where I wanted to bring out. Because to bring up that colored back layer I had to erase the monochrome layer by the mask not the layer itself and touch up any areas that were showing across the monochrome layer. 

Anyway most of these photographs are from the past, mostly the extra's I've kept from previous blog post and photo shoots. Like this photograph of Ginger from last weeks blog post. This photograph was my first attempt with the color splash and I kinda regretted it. As it was really difficult to work with masking around the fur of Ginger, but also trying to stop the blue sky from showing up. Nevertheless in the end I didn't do that bad with the editing and it turned out alright far as what I can see.
Moving on the next photographs were much easier to edit, because the objects in the scene that I picked had a more sharper edge to them. The next photograph is one example, as the sunflower had no soft/fuzzy edging like fur does. So it wasn't harder to clean up my torch up and erasing like how it was with the last photograph. 
Following up here's one that was slightly difficult to clean up photo, but not as bad then the Ginger cat photograph. It's just more uneasy to get around the objects in my birds "Sammy" cage.
Next I've got two portrait length photographs from a while ago that are from our Chinese Tallow trees in the front yard one which is the leaf from the tree and the other is a frog hanging on the branch of the Tallow tree. 
These photographs was more simple than the other photo's, but they still look pretty well in the color splash method and using these photographs worked as they had a vibrant color tone in them. 
Well I hope you enjoyed this blog post and I'll say goodbye for now. I will see you next time hope you have a great day!

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Friday, February 2, 2018

The Cat of The Evening.

Hello everyone I hope your doing wonderful today. Well I've got another blog post for this week and this time it is a photography blog. Just like I had promised last week, when I showed my artwork piece.
So this weeks photographs are from home and these first batches are from two days ago when I took the dogs out in the morning. "Ginger" our local neighborhood cat was on the fence line that day while I was out their. However I think he did realize that he couldn't jump down in our yard from the fence, because of the dogs. 
So Ginger stayed on the post long enough for me to take the dogs back in and grab my camera for some photographs, since he doesn't really mind me being there at. Ginger was quite content with the situation for a short time but, after I had left him alone and went inside; he got up to go back to his own home.
But it's still nice to see him every so often, It just sometimes he can turn up at the most random moments in the day and night.
Moving on from our neighborhood "Ginger" cat, I've got two photographs from a raining day just a few days before I took those photographs of Ginger. So firstly here's a photograph of a squirrel up in this old dead tree. The little guy wasn't to afraid of me, so It wasn't hard getting a good photograph of the squirrel. 
Lastly I have this quick, slightly blurred photograph of a bundle of Common Grackles. this shot was taken through the kitchen window, so that is the reason why it's not in the best quality; but also these flock of birds were moving everywhere. They were in a very large group, by almost in the hundreds.  Also I didn't realize the amount of noise Grackles can make as well I didn't think we were going to get that many moving in to the woods of our neighborhood.
Well I do hope you enjoyed this post and sorry that it is on a Friday this time, I've been busy with an online class I'm taking right now and just some family business.

But I hope your doing great and goodbye for now!

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All photographs and artwork rightfully belongs to © LadyAnnaVintage 2018