Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Project 64: Forest Green Macro

The inspiration for me to start a photo blog came from a desire to grow as a photographer and share my pictures with others. This desire grew in part from exploring different photography websites and blogs and seeing the community that exists of photographers helping other photographers. In my search of the many wonderful blogs out there I found a plethora of creative photo contests. One of the most unique ones I found is Project 64 where each week a different color of crayon from a 64 box is the inspiration for a photo. I love the idea of exploring different hues and trying to find them in the world around me. This is my first attempt at Project 64. My goal was to of course capture the color of this week, Forest Green, but also to play around with macro photography. I went bolder than I usually do with the color levels in post processing after reading a post on Rock the Shot. I had to be creative as I don't have Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom (yet) and instead use a free program called Gimp. 

I plan to try next week's color, Cadet Blue, as well. I have already been looking for it :o).

Settings: ISO 100, 1/200, f/5.6 (I tried a low aperture this time in order to blur the background)

"The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man."  ~Author Unknown

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1 comment:

  1. This is so beautiful, Emily! Lovely greens! Wonderful quote too! I love the Project 64, I hope to get myself organized and join in some day.
    Thank you for visiting me @ Chasing Rainbows and your lovely comment.


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