No sunsets or sunrises this week, instead we have…….Ta Daaa, Sunflowers. Taken at the Botanical Gardens in Brisbane and what cheery looking flowers they are.
Still in the gardens. Yes but is it art? Well I guess it is artistic looking and gives some fine reflections.
High Dynamic Range photography is quite popular. For those who don’t know, you take several photos of the same image at different exposures. Blend them together in a HDR program, select the type of look you want then work on the hues and saturation etc. The first picture of the church, situated at Ma Ma Creek, outside of Gatton is a normal shot. The next is a HDR which I think looks okay in grey. The third picture I think is more dramatic and is definitely worth a look in a new tab. These are my first attempts, needless to say I’m hooked and will be trying something new as time goes on.
This picture isn’t about composition, colour or focus. It’s about attitude. Some evenings I’ll go outside and snap away at the Roos and Wallabies that come up outside the house. There is always some sort of hijinks going on. Most of them became bored and hopped away, leaving young Mum here. The little dangly thing at her midsection is joey’s hairless tail and going by her size I’d say her first one. I took a step closer and she arced up. Look at those tiny fists, her eyes, ears laid back. Even that squished up look on her face all says one thing, “Back up Buster, or I’ll give ya a kickin.” She reminds me of a wet hen.
My first foray into street photography. I call it ‘Glamorous Mum.’ She looks so calm amidst the hustle and bustle. Red cross volunteers were touting for donations, the man behind her was protesting about being sacked. Yet she waits patiently for the crossing lights. I hung the camera around my neck and took the picture at my chest height. The only thing I needed to do with the picture was to level and crop it.
Then at the last minute I thought, Hmm, this will look good in black and white.
I’m rearranging the garden and moved Buddha up onto the lawn for now.
Inquisitive Roo. “Hmm, you weren’t here before.”
The metal Roo is part of an exhibit on the footpath in George Street, Brisbane. I’ll be showing another one next week. There are some clever artists out there.
If you have a look at the third pic of the church you will see this angel side on. I took her picture and decided it would look far better as a negative, then given a sepia makeover. A little highlight at the top and you have something unusual.
That’s the lot for this week, with something new for a change. I hope you like viewing the pictures as much as I like taking them. Until next week, take care.