I have been photographing magnolias lately. I had never seen one before I came to the coast. I did not edit this photo except to crop it.
I took this image at dusk and the light was very poor so I increased the blacks while leaving the sky untouched to create a two dimensional image.
I spent some time at the Audubon Rookery today. I came away with the realization that I absolutely need a better camera! These egrets are in the process of building their nests. I hope to be able to follow them as they raise their young this spring.
Spring has sprung in New Orleans. These flowers are blooming on a tree that I pass each day on my way home. I lightened the midtones and evened out the high lights.
This was taken at Longue Vue House and Gardens last weekend. It was a rainy day. The lighting and the moisture seemed to accentuate the colors. That is what attracted me to the scene.
I took this photo several years ago at the Calaway Gardens Butterfly conservatory. I was attracted to the way the light shone through the butterfly’s wings highlighting their brilliant color and delicacy.
I shot the photo using a 38 – 380mm zoom at f/4 and 1/32s.
In photoshop elements I cropped it and adjusted the contrast slightly to show the veins in the wings in the light colored areas.