Sunday, February 17, 2013
New Life Emerging
I don't have a lot of spare cash right now to buy a macro lens, but I have been wanting to do some close up photography. For Valentine's Day, my wife gave me a set of Polaroid Close Up filters to allow you to take macro photographs without a special lens. I noticed that in one of my planters in front of the house, there was a plant breaking through the soil. I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out the close up filters and a good image of life starting to renew after the coldness of winter. Below is the unedited image.
The following version was edited with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, removing all color except for the green of the plant. I thought that the green would be a more artistic statement of life after the dead of winter. I like both images for different reasons. Which do you prefer?