I honestly thought I would be posting a lot more this year than I have so far. I had all intentions to focus on keeping this blog fresh and exciting but after the holidays I seemed to have gotten extremely busy at my day job getting caught up from the time off and the photography has sort of been almost non-existent. Throw in the spell of extremely cold weather and my camera has seen little action for a couple of months – although it seems like an eternity.
With no “new” photos in the works I remembered that I was supposed to show more of the seed pod that I featured a couple posts back. If you recall from the previous post I found this little pod very fascinating in its look and structure and spent some time playing around with various macro shots of it. It’s these details in nature that I like to find and explore more and more. As I looked over the numerous shots I came across this simple composition and wondered how a texture treatment would look, thinking it would add a nice element. At first I stayed fairly conservative, keeping with the warm, subtle tones of the original but as I experimented I found that I kind of liked a little boost in the color and ended up with this almost split-tone image, which makes the pod jump out a little more.
It’s a simple photo of a small thing but the way things look around here in the winter the smaller the area the better.