Daily Update: The Flower Again

I had to take another picture of this flower.  No HDR processing this time.  I did end up having to remove a fly off one of the petals.  Used a very light flash on this picture to try and light up the right side that was in shadows.  I’m a little dissapointed that I could not get the tree to be blurrier.  This camera just has to much depth of field no matter what aperature or zoom level I use. 
The Flower Again
The Flower Again
I used my flash on the Tiger Lillies to light up the bottom side, since the sun was out in full force today.   I stopped the flash down some, so it wasn’t full force.
Tiger Lilly
Tiger Lilly

Daily Update: MN State Capitol

Went out for a walk to the Minnesota State Capitol during lunch.  It was nice since there were actually clouds in the sky today.  I really should be out there right now as the sun is going down!  I ended up masking out the fuchsia colored flowers in Gimp to keep them as originally taken, since they were already blurred they looked way out of wack after processing in Photomatix.

 

MN State Capitol by Adam Bavier
MN State Capitol, by Adam Bavier

Daily Update: Mears Park, Saint Paul MN

After eating lunch by the stream in Mears Park, I captured this image.  I post processed it in Photomatix.  I’m trying to decide if I’d like to purchase this program, so for now we will all live with the Photomatix watermarks.  I hand held the three images it took to make this, so there were artifacts in the full-size image, but they all sort of disappeared when I re-sized it down.   I think these will mostly go away if I use a tripod.  Click the image for a larger view.

Mears Park in Saint Paul, MN
Mears Park in Saint Paul, MN
Flower in Mears Park, Saint Paul MN
Flower in Mears Park, Saint Paul MN