Monday, September 3, 2012

Pink Rose

I know, I know.  It's been a long time since I've posted a new photo.  For a while I had lost my desire to take new pictures and post them; however, spring and summer came.  With the seasons came a renewed desire for my photography.  I've also been doing more with Photoshop lately and exercising my "creative side" that way.  My son C likes to sit and watch me work in Photoshop.  He's so amazed at the things it's capable of!

"The Wife" has a small rose bush that is planted in our backyard that is blooming in a beautiful shade of pink, so she asked if I would take a picture of it.  After taking several photos from several different angles, none of them really jumped out at me...then I remembered a recent technique I had read about.  I brought this photo into Photoshop and created 2 layers.  The first layer is the photo just as I took it from the camera with my 18-55mm lens.  I created a second layer with the same photo and converted it to black and white.  By using the history tool in Photoshop (and with a little help from C), the following is the result of our work.

"The Wife" actually liked it so much, it's the desktop wallpaper on her laptop now!  I hope you enjoy it as much as she does.

If you would like this picture as wallpaper for your iPhone or iPad, just let me know!