Today, your typist is Mary. AKA – The dog mom
Ok first, you probably noticed the “typist” at the top. I am going to start writing for me a little more, and of course Roxy and Torrey will always be here. But so you don’t wonder “who the hell is writing this today”, I will tell you at the top of every post. The Dog dad – AKA, Al, may write from time to time too.
It’s not a big revelation when I say I love photography. I didn’t always, but writing this blog, and wanting to tell the story in great photos has motivated me to try and get better at taking pictures. I think I have improved over the years. So when We live in a flat, and Firebonnet started this weekly photo challenge, I decided to join in. As is typical for me, I am late to the party since I missed the first post that was last week. Oh well.
The challenge for this week was to tweek a photo with an HDR filter. I like HDR, and shoot with it quite often on my SamsungS4. The colors are popped just that much more, so when shooting a sunset, the colors are a little more vibrant. This photo was one I took on our walk the other day. I loved the composition of the flowers, and the cactus behind them.
I put the photo into Lightroom on my computer. I LOVE Lightroom!! I have a preset filter that is called Big Sky. Basically this increases the colors and the textures. This photo is using the Super Strong filter. It’s a good example of what an increase in HDR can look like. Some photos can’t take the super strong filter with out looking other worldly. There is enough light in this photo, that it was actually very OK.
And there you have it. My photo’s for this weeks Snappy H’appy photo challenge. We’ll see what next weeks challenge brings.