Jeez, it seems like a long time since I was at Longwood with Chuck, so much has been going on.
I never even got a chance to finish processing images from that visit until today. Sometimes when you go out shooting you just don't find a groove; that was the case for me on this shoot. I had just visited Longwood a couple weeks before and made some images I liked, so this visit I was just wandering, trying to get a feel for what had changed. The first place I stopped to shoot was for a small pot of blue poppies near the children's gardens. I set up my tripod and coupled the 52mm extension tube onto my 200mm macro to see what I could come up with. I made two shots and realized the lens was fogging up so I had to wait until it acclimatized. I made a couple shots there before a man came up with a point and shoot camera and literally asked me to move my set up so he could take some pictures. OK now I don't mind sharing but isn't there a photographers decorum? Well, he was sent from some where in the Longwood management to get a picture for their blog...So I moved on. I made some close ups of the Clivia and wandered into the Mediterranean room where I enjoyed the display there and made some HDR shots which I later processed in Nik's HDR Efex Pro. After that I continued my ramble and came across the nectarine blossoms and made a few shots there....that was it a fast three hours...Chuck and I had a nice lunch and he headed home. I headed back out onto the grounds and made some iPhone shots...but that's another blog!
|A Straight Shot! Imagine that ; - )
|This is the same scene as above only a tighter shot and I ran the image through an App called VintageScene which has its roots in iPhone apps, now stand alone App for the Laptop or desktop.
|This image was run through onOne Photo Frame Pro for the texture effect.