Open in Photoshop. Auto contrast, auto color, auto tone–hey, that’s weird. The auto tone made the blossoms look great, but the background look blue. So, then I masked out the blossom and used the auto tone on that, but only used the auto contrast and auto color on the background, with just a hint of desaturation.
I love daffodils. They’re my favorite flower, even though generally I’m not a huge fan of yellow. But on daffodils, I make an exception. I’m usually disappointed in my attempts at daffodil photography (they never seem to want to face the camera the right way) but I think I like this shot. It looks cheerful, like a daffodil should. 🙂
Okay, so this has been fiddled with, but not that much. I masked out the blossom and upped the vibrance and saturation by 10 each. Then I lowered the saturation for everything else by 40-something.
I really like the striation on the petals between the red and almost-beige parts. I thought it was interesting.
It’s also not a standard tulip. It’s some fancy breed with funny petals, but it’s still a tulip.
So, here’s a flower called a Canada Columbine. I found it this summer growing in the rocks along the shore at Cave Point Park in Door County.
I don’t care what my mother-in-law says. Daylilies are pretty. Here’s one from my yard.
A picture I took the other day just as
my camera’s battery was going dead.