Finally get to pull out the macro lens
With it now being spring, its nice to finally be able to make some good use of my macro lens. I got it back at Christmas, but in the winter, there aren't a whole lot of interesting things to take macro photos of in the winter in California. But in the spring, that all changes.
<p>Before all the spring flower really come (things in our backyard are still working on blooming), I'd like to figure out some better ways to make those spring colors pop out. Get vibrant red/yellows and greens. During a little break earlier this afternoon, had gone out back to snap some photos and was toying around some color adjustments. Not quite as easy as I thought… there are a lot of things you can do. I like this photo for its nice "cool" look, but the greens turned out a little darker than I would have liked… perhaps "cool" and vibrant greens don't mesh well.</p> <p>But I do like taking some of the photos and turning them into black and whites. There are several ways to make black and whites. Overall, I think B&W is easier since there is less overall to them, but still several methods, each that produces different results, and there are several styles. Lately, I've been playing with another method for B&Ws I'd found. So far, I like some of the results.</p> <p>This one had a little bit more pop to it and think it turned out better. I also liked the greater level of contrast in its B&W version.</p> <div align="center"></div> <div align="center"></div>