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365 Day 52 - This week's Macro Challenge


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 52 - This week's Macro Challenge

21 Feb 2014 8:23PM   Views : 447 Unique : 363

My attempts at creativity have failed miserably today. The iris seed pods photographed at the beginning of the week have now dried out nicely and I though I'd have another go with them to try to get the texture of the dry husks. I think the mistake I made was leaving it until this evening so that I was dependent on artificial light and no matter how I tried I could not avoid harsh shadows. Had I gone into the greenhouse and used the flatter natural light I might have been ok but I didn't. Also, rather than put them into a vase or oasis, I tried laying them out as I wanted them on a piece of cream card and although I have been able to get some sharp images with the composition I wanted they are spoiled by the shadows. Do I have enough skill using Elements to select the bits I want, put them into layers and change the background? Only time will tell but for today I have resorted to this week's 'Macro Challenge' the theme of which is food so todays picture is half an orange!



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21 Feb 2014 10:02PM
Oh I'm glad I spotted this - I'd got it into my head that the macro challenge was music this week but that is, of course, the B&W challenge!

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