Teddy Bear’s Picnic.
From Top Left, in a Z shape; 1. Trees; 2. Squirrel; 3. Lungs; 4. Blue; 5: Bluer; 6. Early Bird; 7. Red; 8. Gotcha; 9. Fern (click image to enlarge)
So I went down to the woods today (see, now the title makes sense!) and these are the results. Some of the shots aren’t great, but I’m not too proud to show the problems I have with some of my pictures so I can at least try and track some improvement over the year.
1. Trees – I had to include this one as the light is just and fantastic. I’ve not even touched this in Photoshop, the colours were that vibrant. Nothing overly exciting, just the colours really!
2. Squirrel – this is another one of my squirrel shots, not quite as sharp as my shot of the day, and the bright sky obviously caused issues. It’s not as obvious as some of the other shots, but some of the branches have a green and purple outline (which I assume it due to the lighting – I’ll need to do some research later).
3. Lungs – I picked this shot as the branches remind me of those microscopic pictures inside from inside lung and I think it looked quite cool!
4. Blue – here you can really see the purple edges to the branches, but the yellow chest is really quite bright, much more so than in bluer (see below)
5: Bluer – in this shot there isnt the green and purple edging, but the subject isnt quite as clear.
6. Early Bird – this robin has clearly caught one too many worms. He was happy to sit on that branch chirping away while I took some shots within a few feet of him. This was my favourite as I caught him mid-chirp.
7. Red – again, green and purple edges ruin the shot, but he’s a nicer looking robin.
8. Gotcha – this shot was really ruined by the over exposure. Its a shame, because the shot is great of the squirrel, and it does look like he’s stopped midstep to look at me. Hopefully he remembers me next time and I can get more shots – maybe when I’ve figured out how to fix that problem!
9. Fern – I liked this shot as again the sunlight just catches the leaves and the colours are a nice contrast between the green and the stone. Also the shadows are quite interesting from the leaves and I like the depth of field in the shot.
As I said, I know these aren’t going to win anyway awards (except most over-exposed shot of the year) so if anyone has any comments on how I can avoid getting those purple and green edges on my shots – or alternatively how to get rid of them in Photoshop, it’d be appreciated! Sorry for anyone who saw this first time without the text – i’d pressed Publish instead of Preview.. so am now updating accordingly! Right, thats me done for the day. Thanks for reading my latest ramblings, and apologies if I’ve filled anyones WordPress reader with rubbish! Back to one-post-a-day tomorrow!