I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for my pic of the day. I walked around the property getting some shots and when I noticed this view, I knew I had my pic of the day. This is an oak tree in our backyard. For my post processing, I made it black and white in Lightroom. I duplicated the background and added a Fibers filter to it. I also added a texture and color fill layer.
This morning was a typical Louisiana spring type morning – foggy. There was a dense fog advisory until late morning. When I was taking my wife to work, there were some thin patches in the fog which made the clouds seem like they were glowing. I pulled on to the side of the road, got out of my car, ran across the road and got some shots. It was so cool looking. If my math is correct, today is my 800th picture of the day I’ve done.
Equipment used and settings – Canon 50D with a 18-55mm lens. 1/750 at f/11, ISO 100. Focal length – 18mm. Setting on AV
Post processing -
Lightroom - Photoshop – Added a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer
Basic Added two Curves adjustment Layers
Contrast +29 Added a Grunge texture
Highlights -100 Added two Metal textures
Enable Lens Correction
When I go out of my house, I’m facing the east. When I opened the front door to see what it was like outside, I noticed the sun coming up over the horizon. I went quickly and grabbed my camera, ran outside by the road in front of my house and got some sunrise shots. I believe this is the first actual sunrise shot of 2014 but definitely not the last. For my post processing, I edited it some in Lightroom and used three adjustment layers and two textures in Photoshop.
I went out to get my picture of the day when I noticed pink blossoms where I got my picture of the day a few days ago. It’s looking like Spring is wanting to make her appearance. I can’t wait. For my post processing, I blurred everything but the blossom opening up. I added two adjustment layers, and two textures to get this effect.
When I went out to get sunset shots for my picture of the day, I took quite a few of them. Twenty nine to be exact. I figured I would share another shot from this evening. Sunset shots are some of my favorite to catch. I really like catching a reflection with them. I think a reflection adds to the picture. I hope you like it.
Today was the first day we have seen sunshine in a while. I think it was last weekend actually before the clouds and cold weather kicked in. I went out and got sunset shots this evening. I was on the side of the road, next to a crawfish pond, while I got my shots. I noticed this bird hanging out on a crawfish trap so I was able to get some shots before it flew away. For my post processing, I edited it in Lightroom and Photoshop. I added a texture of course to add a nice effect to it.
When I got home from school this afternoon, I had quite a few email to go through. One of the emails I get is from Picture Correct, which provides tips on improving your photography. I really like the information they put out. Well, in today’s post, there was this and I had to try it. It was a double exposure shot. I had to try it. The hand is mine and the trees are on the north side of my house. I had to watch this tutorial to figure out how to create it. I used a texture I created for the background and a grunge texture to finish it.