Sunday, July 13, 2008


So I finished this weeks photography assignment early...YAY! We were to take 3 shots of the same subject that had both bright light and dark shadows using the 3 different metering options that digital SLR cameras have. I'll admit it was hard for me to find a likable subject that wasn't human(my favorite). So after circling the house twice I settled on the Oleander bush out front. I was pleased to see that all metering options on my camera (Minolta Maxxum 5D) are pretty close but one stood out as being a slightly better exposure, called center weighted. This, by the way, is straight out of camera. In other words no digital enhancements.

Not bad I guess for someone who doesn't do much nature theme photography? But some of you know me way to well, so what are the chances I would leave this baby untouched? Ha! After posting my assignments to the class I couldn't resist having a little fun. I have been dying to play with layers and grunge. Layers and actions and grunge. Oh My!

This was really fun to do, and didn't really take much time. Maybe an hour and that was with doing & deleting and trying new things. To me this photo now reflects my scrapbook style. So does this count as scrapping then? Haha.


Melissa said...

Maybe digital scrapping? I love the second photo with the alterations, myself! :-D

karenf said...

I'm a sucker for natural light, so I like the first one of course. But editing can be a lot of fun (yes time consuming too - how do you do it? My kids are yanking on me 2 minutes into my time at the computer!)... Your stuff is Lovely. Send me the link if you can, for your class, would like to look into it!

KT said...

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Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

Danea I think they both look beautiful! I need to work on my photography skills...a class in calling my name lol - great photos! tfs

Outnumbered said...

those are fabulous! you have lots of talent!!!