Here is another photograph from my recent trip to the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. This beauty is a Tiger Longwing Butterfly. This photograph was great straight out of the camera, but I decided to add my touch to it in post. I increased the saturation slightly, added some clarity and contrast, did a small crop, added a vignette, and some lens correction. My favorite part of this image is how you can see the butterfly’s proboscis (tongue) curled up.
I recently visited the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. I thoroughly enjoyed the warm, humid environment and the many butterfly species found there. I spent quite a bit of time observing and photographing them. This image, a black and red Swallowtail (I believe), is SOOC (Straight Out Of the Camera). It is one of my many favorite images from that day. I love the pop of the red against the black as well as the pink flowers that appear to be glowing in the background.
I was at my parent’s house this past week and decided to play around with my new camera. My niece was very curious so I gave her my older camera to experiment with. At one point, she began taking pictures of me, so I turned and took a few of her at the same time. I love the look of concentration on her face; her lips are stretched all the way back… So cute. Her photo of me is below.
This is Sasha, my parent’s dog. I was visiting them last week and decided to try out my new camera. I took several images of Sasha and in each one, she was never looking at the camera, almost as if she were avoiding it. There isn’t much in the direction she is looking so I’m left wondering, what is she looking at?
So I was sitting in my living room and I heard this loud noise on my porch. I went out to investigate and found this dragonfly bopping around hitting everything on the porch: the light, the window, the door, the plants, even me! I ran in to grab my camera and came back out. He continued to fly and run into things for several minutes before he landed on one of my plants. I was able to get a total of 3 images of him before he took off again, running into everything in sight. He apparently flew through a spider’s web and got it stuck on his wings, freaking him out. I was able to get him to land on me and I was able to get the spider web off of his wings. He promptly flew away after I removed it.
This was the best of the three images I captured of him. It is my submission for “Fill the Frame.”
I’m a little behind in my posting again, but I’ll be catching up this week. For this wild card entry, I created a digital negative in Lightroom. I started my photography journey with film photography. I was always fascinated with the negatives and how they worked.
A few months ago, I happend across a video of someone who scanned their film negatives into their computer and then edited them in Lightroom to create a digital positive. I decided to try the opposite to see what would happen. I’m still just as fascinated with the negative. The original image is below.
I did an image similar to this for a client a few months back and I loved how it turned out. So, I decided to do one for myself. I used my new table top box and a macro lens to capture this image. Then, in Lightroom, I de-saturated it just a little, removed some of the background, and viola!