Friday, 7 March 2008

First attempt at changing to B&W

Photo taken this morning of a pot plant just outside my back door.
I went on a course for photoshop about 2 years ago. It was a bit of a whistle stop tour of p/s, and to be honest I have hardly used it since! I'm not sure that I can bothered to take the time.
I usually use microsoft picture manager to 'pep up' my photos with contrast and brightness, and to crop and resize. I ilke that program becasue there's not so much to it, and far less choice about what to do!!!
However, Cheryl's little hints and tips on todays email really made sense - having already done the course. So here's my first B&W convert (apart from the odd one or tow that I have used desaturate for oops!)

Monday, 3 March 2008

Reflecting on reflections!

This week's assignment is reflections. Here are some of my photos taken today. Thsi first one is a reflection in a mirror in my bedroom. The mirror is one of those with a 'mirror' frame.

Reflection in the wing of my mirror on my dressing table.

What is so interesting is that to get the reflection in focus means that the actual mirror is way out of focus. Thus, the plane of the reflection is very different to that of the surface that it is in! Weird!

These two bottles stand on my dressing table. Not only are they reflecting in the surface of the dressing table, but I am reflected in the little blue bottle - twice in fact.

It was a superb morning for reflections in car windows this morning, I saw loads of great reflections on my dog walk - but I didn't have the nerve to take a picture of someone elses car!LOL So here's my house reflected in my car!

I did taek some others of me taking the picture which are quite good too.

All these photos are taken fully manual. I am getting used to it, and enjoying thinking more about the taking of the photo.