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365 Day 128 - Lily of the valley


Hello, I'm Anne, I joined a little while back but have only just got round to adding some photos to my portfolio. Hopefully this is just the start! I'm really looking forward to hearing folks' comments on my images, anything that you think will improe them will be welcome.
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365 Day 128 - Lily of the valley

10 May 2014 9:44PM   Views : 262 Unique : 197

Sad day today. I learnt this morning that a good friend who had breast cancer at the same time as I did 4 years ago has got it back. Then this afternoon I went to see a very elderly neighbour in hospital. Would you believe that the visitors' lifts are not working at Gloucester Royal and I had to walk up to the 9th floor!!! Poor soul thinks she is in Inverness and not Gloucester and wonders why her sister hasn't been to visit. I told her it was probably because of the lifts.

The result of all that is that by 7 o'clock tonight I still haven't taken my daily photograph. I have been watching some lily of the valley develop in the garden. The light was fading but I managed to take a couple of shots using a flash then brought some indoors to see what else I could do. I wasn't really focusing on what I was doing and the shots I took were not great so I decided to have another go with Elements. I used a 4:3 crop on each of the photographs, then made my document 4.5 high and 9.5 wide in the hope that I would get the borders about the same size. I had changed the background colour in the 3rd shot from the mahogany colour that the flowers were laid on to as near a green as the 1st shot, then used and adjustment layer and hue/saturation to colourise the final image. Still not perfect by a long way but I quite like the effect.


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