The challenge is to fill the frame of the camera with one colour. After some thought, I decided that that meant that I should focus on textures. I could fill my camera frame with a flower, but that would mean a trip to the grocery store or florist. I walked around my backyard looking for monochromatic surfaces that had interesting textures. I explored the surface of my weather-worn deck as well as a tree stump in the yard. I am not happy with the results.
This is a photo of a patch of winter grass in the back yard.
Using Fill the Frame is a great way to isolate your subject and create interest in your photo. Can you do it with only one colour in the frame? Fill the Frame with one colour.
This picture was taken in the backyard of a vacation home in the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach. Technically this is a damselfly. When they are resting, dragonflies spread their wings like a helicopter.
Our family have been members of the honey brook organic farm CSA for several years. I think it may be over a decade. When the kids were younger, we thought it was a good way to teach them where food really comes from. That it wasn't something that comes wrapped in a cellophane or a cardboard box. We wanted them to learn that farming was difficult hard work. They learned that by being out in the heat and humidity of summer picking berries and tomatoes. And they disliked being buzzed by bees and other insects.
I have photographed the farm for almost as long as we have been members. I have photographed everything including the fields, flowers, the kids picking in the fields, the farm stands, etc. At least so I thought.
I captured this image of the water pump this Sunday. I have seen this water pump many times before but I think this is the first time I have focused on capturing it in some form. There was water dripping from a hose attached to a pump in the back. I took three exposure bracketed images which I combined into and HDR image in Photomatix Pro. I then applied a preset which I created earlier this summer.
The priest is the following.
Contrast to 100
Highlights to 100
Shadows to 100
Whites to -39
Blacks to 24
and Vibrance to 33
I just like what it does to images. I created the preset while people king around in Adobe Lightroom. It really pushes the colours. What do you think?