A heavily edited/processed/altered/massaged/insert-verb-here image of some tree blossoms in my back yard. Mega-massaging courtesy of Perfect Photo Suite 7. At some point I will have hopefully worked this out of my system and go back to less manipulated material. I feel like I did back in the 1990’s with Corel Photo Paint when I learned I could disort peoples bodies and put antlers on their heads. The possibilities of this software are mind boggling!
There are some beautiful trees in Wichita right now, with brilliant white blossoms. I think these are pear trees, however I may be mistaken. These trees have that infrared look, without the need for pesky IR filters or expensive camera conversions.
I searched the city on Saturday for one or more of these trees in a pleasing setting, but had no luck. They all seem to have been planted along busy roadways, parking lots, next to power lines, etc. There are a few of these trees along my walking route so I isolated part of one against the blue sky with a few wispy cirrus clouds. This is another example of what the little Canon S90 can produce, the jpegs look quite good right out of the camera. Spring is here and I for one am quite happy about it.
Scientifically speaking, as most of you probably know, Spring has officially arrived here in the northern hemisphere. In honor of this, I found an image from a few years ago, some tiny blossoms on one of my trees. I am by no means a macro or flower expert, but I thought this one looked pretty good. As I recall, I was fooling around with my Canon screw-on magnifying lens on my 70-200mm zoom. I’m fairly certain a true macro lens would make things easier, however the Canon magnifier does work quite well for the occasional use. Happy Spring.