Sunday, November 16, 2008

Flowers and Foliage

For personal reasons I have backed right off portfolio building, but I have still been taking LOADS of photos and playing as much as I can. I have always drrled over some of the amazing flower and foliage images in flickr and cursed the price of lenses. There is no way I can afford a macro lens to be able to play with flowers and foliage.....WRONG! Well I was right, I can't afford one but I was wrong to think that not having one should hold me back from trying. So I have been getting the most out of my 50mm and then processing the crap out of the images to get some different and what I think are lovely results. I consider this practice for the experimentals in next years camera club comps. I find it really hard to REALLY cut loose on my photos in photoshop, I feel kind of "naughty" doing it so I often hold back. Some of these I have gone to town on and others I held back. Some I wish I binned and others I love and am considering walling. All of them I had a ball producing and learned from each and every one of them.



































8 comments:

Emma said...

Wow! I'm more jealous than ever of your photography and PP skills!

Rachel said...

They are all amazing!! I wish I had your talent!

Lauren said...

Beautiful. You are a very talented lady!

Becky said...

Beautiful Peahen, I love the shot 2nd from the top.

Jane said...

omg i want some of them for MY walls Karina! you are amazing!

Leni said...

Awesome as per usual Karina! Well Done

Sarah said...

These are gorgeous, all of them.

Karma said...

they are amazing! You really have the most creative flare. Well done