365-266 Oglebay, part II

Oglebay revisited. Today I wasn’t sure how my schedule was going to play out. By lunchtime I thought I was either going to remain at work until dark or it was going to start raining very hard for the rest of the day and I would be done for the day. So I thought I would swing by the park I was at yesterday during my lunch break and grab a few flower shots with my Super-Takumar 50mm lens. Plus I wanted to get a few extra photos of the palm leaves that I shot yesterday for my files. Yesterday I focused on somewhat abstract photos but today I went with basic floral shots. I used the Takumar for depth of field control. And although the straight photos look pretty nice and colorful, I was playing around with some different post-processing this evening to get a different, sort of pastelly, dreamy look. I like to mix it up on occasion! By the way, it ended up raining this afternoon and I headed for home, secure in knowing I got some decent shots in for the day. Pentax K20D, Super-Takumar 50mm.

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  One thought on “365-266 Oglebay, part II

  1. September 23, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I love the soft effect on the photos. Very nice. 🙂

    • September 27, 2011 at 7:13 pm

      Thank you Katie. Flowers seem to work well with a soft touch.

  2. September 26, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    nice exposure/processing — i especially like the first image.

    • September 27, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks. I like to try different processing on occasion to fit the images, at the risk of having no definitive “look” to my work.

  3. Nathan Stitt
    September 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    The first image, Reds, is absolutely beautiful. I don’t normally like flower pictures but it is fantastic. You normally focus on textures, but I really enjoyed your break from the norm on this one.

    • September 27, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      Thanks Nathan. A little softness on occasion never hurts 😉

  4. September 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    You pictures are AMAZING!!!!

  5. September 30, 2011 at 3:09 am

    The first one is definitely Christmas card material!

    All 4 are beautiful!

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