6.07.2009

florida 6: macro 3 {macro monday}


this has always been one of my favorite quotes. i love flowers and love looking at them intricately. it's one of those small things that i was talking about a few posts back. appreciation of small things is sometimes what keeps me going. having a camera with a good zoom and/or a macro setting sure helps me appreciate the small things in more ways than one.

and i love the part about taking time to have a friend. to me, that's part of what blogging is about—making time to have some unexpected friendships enrich our lives.

this is a close up of a flower that i took in florida. i know it does not look very tropical. but i had to tone it down. when i left the photo in its color state, it looked soooooo saturated no matter how much i played with it in photoshop. i think it just started out that way because the flower is a bright, tropical red and the picture was taken in the blaring, mid-day sun.

here is the cropped photo before i changed it to a sepia...


here it is before i cropped it or did anything to it...


anyway, happy {macro} monday. i hope you have time for flowers and friends.

15 comments:

Little Dickens Designs said...

Wow, that second photo almost looked like you colored it in some way. Really jumped off the page. I like your sepia version!

~Hurricane B~ said...

Thanks for showing us your non-edited one. I really like it actually, the way the stems are there, no one really pays enough attention to the backbone of the flowers, what gives them nutrients and their height for us to touch and smell their petals.=)

elk said...

i think the image and quote are priceless...it is incredible to see a hibiscus subdued

beth said...

ohh lah lah !!
maybe I should post a macro for monday...not something I normally do, but I should, right ?

Georgia B. said...

yes, beth. you should!

Chris said...

That's awesome. It's cool that you cropped and manipulated like that to achieve the macro effect. Since I'm so in love with playing with my images right now, I totally get why you played with it. I like it!

Char said...

beautiful details and editing. I like the color too. tropical flowers are bright you know? but what you may could do next time is turn down your exposure comp in the bright sun. (regardless - I like the color - just suggesting if it still makes you unhappy next time)

Kristin said...

Hibiscus? We have them everywhere in good old FLA. Love what you did with the images!

skoots1mom said...

love me some macro shots...
there are a couple in my mosaic today :)

beth said...

What a fantastic editing job. I got Photoshop for Christmas and have yet to truly figure out how to use it....images like this make me want to keep trying.

Toni said...

Beautiful, Georgia! I saw that same quote on someone else's blog today. Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something! =)

I sent you an email, but I'd like to send the print as a gift. Let me know what size you want and your address! I'd really love to do that, if you'd let me.

Jaime said...

I love what you have done with this image...the tone and the quote (including the fonts!).

BEAUTIFUL!
xo

maccandace said...

Lovely. I like both versions. And I've always loved Georgia O'Keeffe, too.

spread your wings said...

i've always loved this quote - beautiful match with your photo and it's cropping.

Oliag said...

...Beautiful quote and I love what you did with the photo for this...do you do all your text on the photos in Photoshop too?