Saturday, March 28, 2009

Simple: Flower


My crocuses are in bloom. I like this little flower because of its simplicity. It just sits there, not looking ostentatious, but making the world a little brighter.

About the photo: I used the macro setting on the camera, then used Picasa to edit the photo. I made it slightly soft focused, and then also used the "focal black and white" option to really make the flower pop. The editing wasn't very "simple", but the subject is.

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7 comments:

Erin Wageman said...

what a pretty little flower! I love spring! I like that you made this black and white, and then colored the flower. It makes your eye focus on it!

Teri said...

I too like how the flower is colored with the rest of the picture black and white. I wish we would start seeing flowers where I live! Nice job.

Mindy said...

I like the idea of a simple little flower fighting its way out of everything else. Pretty! I don't normally go for selective coloring, but it works for this picture well!

Ashton and Shanda Call Family said...

I love the idea of this picture, but for some reason my eye can't focus on it, because it seems way soft...but it could just be my bad eyes

Janelle said...

@Shanda...
I did do a soft focus effect around the flower. The flower is not only the only colored part, but the only focused part. The rest is a little fuzzy. It's not just you. :)

(Thanks for the comments, everyone!)

Rachel H. said...

What a beautiful color. I totally think selective coloring works on this too--the only thing I wish was different is that I wish it was cropped tighter. But super job!

Teryn said...

Wow, cool effect. Devinately doesn't sound "simple" in technique. Way to get creative with the colors, I think it really works for you.