I believe the decline in visitors to this site is coinciding with my lack of input. It’s totally understandable because I seriously have done nothing to increase the traffic. I haven’t been perusing other blogs as much as I should because it seems like I don’t have the time to do everything that I would like to do. I have great intentions of visiting some blogs and photo sites but then I get wrapped up in something and…poof!, hours have gone by and it’s time to go to sleep for another work day. I’m telling you, having a normal job sure gets in the way having fun!
So, since spring is refusing to arrive anytime soon, I am still going back in time to previous years and visiting what I shot around this time of year. It’s amazing how many photos I have taken and never got around to doing anything with. In 2011 I was focusing on a 365 project and I would pick a photo for the day and that would be my main priority, thus leaving plenty of perfectly fine photos on the proverbial editing room floor.
Every other folder it seems I find a photo that makes me wonder what I was thinking at the time to totally disregard it. This shot from May 2011 being one of them. I know it’s not totally original, I have seen probably hundreds of dandelion closeup shots, some quite interesting, most quite ho-hum. This shot did, and probably still does, fall into the latter category but I thought I would see what I could do with it. Since I recently acquired the whole Nik filter collection for FREE, thanks to Google (it’s rare that I say that!), for being a long time Silver Efex user, I have been revisiting some photos and trying some new processing.
I shot this with my Pentax K20D and a reverse mounted Super-Takumar 50mm lens. Most likely hand-held, as I rarely drag out a tripod. Not a good habit but It would have been quite awkward to tripod this ground level shot without a serious ‘pod.
With all of that, I’m going to try to kick things up a notch around here and see what happens!