23 thoughts on “Flowers

  1. Mara I know maybe I’ve said it before, but I’m gonna say this again I LOVE the vibrancy of your photographs!! The colors are so pleasing to the eyes! Gorgeous ! ❀


    1. Ooh, thank you so much, you’re too kind! In fact I’m a cheating cheat who cheats because it’s not me, it’s photoshop… I do routinely boost colour saturation and vibrancy in my pictures, especially when it’s something meant to be colourful, like flowers. But then I do not claim realism, and I’m very happy to please!

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        1. Awe, thank you! *blushes* One day I must get down to posting side-by-side photos of before and after my post-editing, to give everyone an idea how I twist my pictures πŸ˜‰


  2. Another lovely set of photos, Mara. So vibrant. I can’t pick a favourite. As Zee said, the colours are very pleasing to the eye – they are not too bright at all. I am finding it hard to take good close-ups with my camera. Can’t get the depth of field to my satisfaction. But I’m trying and practicing.


    1. Thanks a lot! It always makes my day when someone enjoys my modest pictures πŸ™‚ Close-ups are particularly hard, in my experience. Depth of field is one of those things that I know can be set on the camera but don’t know how precisely, so I end up adding the required depth of field in post-editing. Not the ideal solution, but at least it covers up a bit that I can’t work with the camera at all πŸ˜‰


      1. Modest photos? Way more than that πŸ˜€ Hahaha. You are so like me. When I take a photo and I don’t like it, I will try to fix it during editing too! I am a nerd, I actually like editing and experimenting with all the effects πŸ™‚


        1. It’s lovely finding out that we’re so similar, at least as far as photo techniques are concerned πŸ˜‰ By the way, have you thought of signing up for Photography 101, a new WordPress course? I’ve been through most of their courses and my overall experience has been positive, so I’m in for their photography course too. But until the course starts in November, let’s post-edit…


          1. I have heard about Photography 101. That is good to hear your experience is positive. I hope to download some of their e-books and have a browse soon, and they seem to cover a range of topics on shooting.

            I’ve also thought about signing up for a one-off photography course in Melbourne city with an independent photographer whom I’m quite a fan of, but that costs $100 πŸ˜€


          2. Yes, the Photography 101 ebook, I think I have it somewhere too… It’s turning out though that I’m too lazy for self-study in this case, which is why I haven’t still read my camera manual. I went for a photography course, too, it was inexpensive but quite good — the only problem was that we were expected to be already acquainted with the settings on our cameras. I wasn’t, so I didn’t benefit from the course as much as I otherwise would. Well, maybe you’ll get the course as a Christmas present πŸ˜‰


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