Saturday, June 13, 2009

Experimental Ragwort

This is a companion post to Experimental Larkspur, which I posted almost 1 month ago.

These photos of Golden Ragwort were taken the same evening as the Larkspur photos, with colored backdrops used to provide a change of pace. While I'm not overly thrilled with the photos as they came out of the camera, they have once again proved to be great material for manipulation within Picasa. Have a look and let me know what you think...

The original, out of the camera shot w/black background...


Manipulated versions...





The original, out of the camera shot w/grey background...


Manipulated versions...


6 comments:

The Early Birder said...

Hi Heather. Once again some really interesting effects. Well done. I think the Monarda will soon privide some more interesting opportunities for you.

There is an AWARD on my blog for you. Please check it out. Lol Frank.

NW Nature Nut said...

Hmm. I will play with have to play with Picassa some more. Nice effects!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Heather, what fun! I see I need to try this Picasa :-)
I like how you are able to add the black and blue backgrounds.It makes the yellow flowers really pop.The picture of the yellow ragwort is pretty anyway without the different backgrounds. The print or cartoon effect is amazing.

Heather said...

Frank - Thank you. Yes, I hope the Monarda will pay off. I had problems with bugs eating the plants last year, but hopefully not this year. And thank you so much for the award!

Michele - I've "discovered" more about Picasa lately - just different ways to tint the images and deal with light and shadow. It's fun! Glad you liked.

Lona - Picasa is fun, easy and FREE (do I sound like an advertisement). It works well with Blogger and makes it super easy to upload pix to your blog. Thanks for your comments. The cartoonish effect is a combination of lots of different effects.

Vickie said...

Fun variations. I've never played around with picassa like that. Must give it a try soon!

Heather said...

Vickie - Thanks. Picasa certainly is fun when you want to get creative with an image but don't want to take the time in Photoshop, etc.