Experiment with Wide Open Lens (and Photoshop Elements)!

 (Double Click to see this because it’s dark.)

When I went out to get the morning paper in the driveway a few days ago, I started back up the drive and my new “photographer’s eye” said, “Hey, that might make a good picture for class!” so I went in and got my camera and took this picture.  It isn’t quite in focus and I’m sure that’s because I didn’t think to put it on a tripod, but I still like the colors and the light!

And here’s the same picture after I played with it in Photoshop Elements. (Please don’t mention that you’ve noticed that I’ve finally figured out how to publish pictures, because it might “jinx” me and I won’t be able to ever do it again!)

This is fun.

 

12 Responses to Experiment with Wide Open Lens (and Photoshop Elements)!

  1. Linda says:

    Very impressive. I’m starting to wish I had let you talk me into taking that class with you!

  2. Sandra says:

    Linda — And that’s my primary goal — to make you sorry you didn’t take the class! 🙂

  3. Hilary says:

    Photography IS fun.. and so is Photoshop. Cool shots!

  4. karen says:

    I like the photo…very sort of moody, but cheerful at the same time!!

  5. Sandra says:

    Hilary — you are one of those bloggers who has inspired me to want to be able to post pictures. I always enjoy yours! (The one about the dragonfly was fascinating!)

    Karen — Yeah, kind of moody/cheerful! 🙂 I liked the way the lights highlighted the brick.

  6. Danielle says:

    Oh look what happens when I am busy for a few weeks, you not only are a talented writer but a talented photographer as well….

    You will be able to do your own book cover at this rate..

    xoxox

  7. Sandra says:

    Danielle — I love the mental picture of me having a published book with a picture I took on the cover! LOL! Thanks for your encouragement!

  8. tz says:

    oooh, how cool, I didn’t know you could do that with photoshop….
    i think danielle has a great idea…

  9. Sandra says:

    tz — I really AM enjoying this photography thing. And, it makes it so much more fun to have a blog to put the photos on! I have a feeling you will all get tired of seeing my efforts — because I’m probably going to post most of them! I’m having to MAKE myself keep going back to experiment with Elements because it’s so intimidating, but I know that’s the only way I’ll get familiar with it.

  10. Noticing the world around you is one of the most important ingredients for successful pics. You’re off to a great start!

  11. Sandra says:

    HPKT — Thanks. I’m definitely looking at the world around me with a different “eye” — photography is making “all things new again.”

  12. Oh myyyyyy! Your work is VERY nice, Ken, and I’d like to fwd your site to my eldest dd, Laura, as she tinkers with nature photography. I think she’s got a different blog site recently, so if I can find it, I’ll pass along some of her favorite shots – rather, mine!

    Warmly,
    Lynda Sizemore
    Registered Midwife and a “so-so” photographer, lol!

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