Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Some experimenting in the yard again...

Found a tiny little sprout in a pile of leaves, branches, and some other stuff. For the next few minutes I took a million shots of it from different angles (my way of trying to figure out how camera works). The thing is... why is it that the image on camera is less colorful than real life object?

I tried to make one shot with the meaning that even if everything around is depressing, there could still be something beautiful in the midst of it. I don't really think it worked, and I'm posting it just so that you guys could tell me how to make it work. Because I want it to work :)

And then I found our first guest for millet spray :)

I absolutely love spring!


  1. I am really not a trained photographer and, therefore, cannot answer your questions. I also take millions of photos so I've figured out how various aspects of my camera work. That's what so great about digital photography: Practicing costs nothing.

    (One thing to keep in mind is that some of the really dramatic effects you see in many professional photos are not -- or, at least, not totally -- done with the camera. They are added or emphasized later using Adobe Photoshop or so other graphics program.)

    I think your second image meant to show the new and full of life among the depressing does work. A graphics program (and someone who knew how to use it) could take more color out of the background, but I think your photo does convey this nuance as posted.

    I love spring too, but sometimes there are so many things on my "To Do" list that it gets a bit hectic.

  2. I absolutely love your pictures!

  3. Thanks for the comments :)

    Adobe Photoshop huh... I should check it out. Is this the best photoshop available?

  4. I only mentioned Photoshop to explain that most of the truly spectacular nature photos you see these days have been tweaked a little on the computer. It wasn't meant to be a recommendation.

    What I think everyone interested in nature and photography should do -- and what I try to do -- is get outside and enjoy nature as much as possible. Learn about nature. Take lots of photos.

  5. oh.. alright! :) Thanks anyway. Since that was not a recommendation, would you recommend something then?

  6. I did make a recommendation: "... get outside and enjoy nature as much as possible. Learn about nature. Take lots of photos."

    No graphics program can substitute for doing the above. No graphics program instantly makes you expert naturalist and photographer.

    Adobe has some great programs depending upon what you want to do and how many hundreds of dollars you want to spend. GIMP is the most extensive free program I know about. A lot of people use Google's Picasa for basic photo editing.

  7. Hey Katya...I'm not sure if you'll see this or not...but just wanted to let you know I'm missin' your pics! Hope all is well.

  8. I just wanted to say, that you should add more pictures! and I saw previous comment... I agree with it!

  9. I love finding new things sprouting in the garden! Can't wait for my vegetables to grow!