Saturday, April 22, 2006

A Make-Shift Filter

26 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

Extremely busy day today. Swim lessons for two of the girls and a state required (for us homeschoolers) standardized testing day for the oldest. We’ll be gone half the day, and it’s expected to storm most of the day until tonight, so no shooting along our travels.

Earlier in the spring, I was out shooting, and my younger son picked these two daffodils from along the side of a dentist’s office. Not wanting to waste them, I thought I’d take some pictures. The lighting was harsh, and trying to shoot them out of focus didn’t look like it’d work. I had bought a piece of lacy fabric to use as a diffuser for harsh lighting. I had it inside a needlework hoop, but hadn’t trimmed the extra fabric off yet. As I was holding the hoop up to diffuse the light, the extra length of fabric fell in front of the lens as I was focusing. I like what I saw, and this is one of the shots I took with my new ‘cheap filter.’ Kind of gives a painted effect to the shot. Anyway, love it when you stumble across something like this that makes what you already enjoy doing that much more fun!

Minolta Maxxum 7000 1/750 f-13 Program Mode Kodak Ultracolor ISO 400 Sigma 105mm macro lens

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anders said...

That's an interesting idea. I like it! Very dreamlike.

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Moussa said...

The experience of capturing light is often the fruit of photography. Enjoyed reading your experience. It turned out nice.
Cool

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Jens said...

Very unique....nice...:)

7:54 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

It's got a very interesting feel to it. I like it.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Gardengirl said...

Wow!!!! this is a great shot. I though that it was taken with smoke in front of the flowers. Very nice!!!

8:10 AM  
Anonymous Kris said...

Lovely capture! Well done!

8:46 AM  
Anonymous sebastian said...

very nice shot

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Pretty cool how you achieved this effect. It looks like you did it a digital editor. Nice shot and creativity.

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Otto K said...

Very neat effect. :)

11:13 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I thought it was a reflection in water. Very dreamy.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Very nice! You really have a creative streak in you.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Looks very mysterious! Nice effect! Have a great weekend!

1:09 PM  
Anonymous jalberto said...

Really nice shot.
Best Regards from Spain.

Jalberto

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Very different shot, nice one Micki.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Very nice I agree "dreamy".

4:03 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

What a great idea! The effect turned out lovely.

8:05 PM  
Anonymous tore said...

And there was me thinking you'd captured a couple of naughty daffs having a quick cigarette behind the fence.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Lore said...

beautiful!!! it seems that is underwater!! i love the blur an liquify effect!!! great colour!!

9:48 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Nice effect ! Very dreamlike !

10:05 PM  
Anonymous jessica said...

interesting effect! way to be creative. i like the sense of depth it gives.

12:53 AM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

Fantastic image that overflows good taste and gentleness, enchants to me.

(Fantástica imagen que rebosa buen gusto y delicadeza, me encanta.)

3:17 AM  
Anonymous david kleinert said...

interesting effect on this one Micki ;)

3:35 AM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

Oh, that was very educating. A make-shift filter, what a cool idea. And such a wonderful effect. I think this is my new favourite of yours. You think I should try it myself?

5:31 AM  
Anonymous Paxton Prints said...

Lovely!

10:17 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

A happy accident and a beautiful effect as the result!

7:05 AM  

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