Monday, July 30, 2012

Tones on Tuesday #40 07.31.12

Welcome back or welcome for the first time! I am happy you chose to stop by. Take a moment to check out the 3 showcases from last week and link up your photo. I can't wait to see what you have been shooting!

There is something about light shining through flower petals that feels magical and is simply beautiful. I love the softness of the black and white here and how it plays up the tiny details of the petals. Thank you for sharing this photo with us!

Jaymi at Live, Love, Travel
Each week I learn something new about photography from Jaymi and I am always inspired to give her tips a try. I love that she is so willing to share with us and I love this photo. It is shot in infared and is just so cool! The contrast, the texture and the drama make for a great photo. Thank you Jaymi!

This is a beautiful and serene sunset photo! The colors are stunning, the silhouette and reflection are lovely and the weathered dock in the front is wonderfully lit and adds so much character. Thank you for sharing Molly!

NatureFootstep, Jaymi and Molly please go HERE to grab your showcase button.

Now it's your turn to share your photo with altered tones. Here are the guidelines for Tones on Tuesday:
  • The basic idea is to share one photo where you have altered the tones. Such as a black and white, sepia toned, selective coloring or colored photo. Feel free to share the original and edit, or just the edit.
  • Please share a photo that you have taken and edited yourself.
  • One photo per photographer please. If you have more than one photo in your post please indicate which one if for Tones on Tuesday.
  • Please link up with your permalink and not your blog address.
  • Attach the Tones on Tuesday button or a link back here to your post.
  • Leave comments for at least 3 other participants, share the love :o)!
  • Have fun!
Disclaimer - By participating you give Scattered Horizons permission to share your photo on this blog. Photographers will be given credit for their work.

Last week when I went to the Pacific Science Center and saw the King Tut exhibit, I also went into the butterfly house. Despite my love of butterflies, I am not a fan of the butterfly house. They tell you all these rules before you go in about how you have to be careful to not step on the butterflies, make sure they don't land on your bare skin and other things not to do as they can have various bad consequences on the butterflies. Therefore, I am always on alert as I don't want to hurt any of these beautiful creatures. This time I had butterflies land on me 3 times. After the 3rd time I had to leave just to be able to take a breather. Even with the anxiety I was able to capture a few pictures including the one below. I cropped and played with the basic settings to brighten the photo. 

Settings: ISO 100, 55mm, ss1/1, f/5.6
"Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine." - Jeffrey Glassberg

*Next month will be the 1 year anniversary of the blog (I can't believe it!) and I would love to host a giveaway. If you have a product or service you would like to giveaway please email me at scatteredhorizons.esc @ gmail . com. Thank you!*

Joining the link ups below. Be sure to check out the beautiful shots and join the Tones on Tuesday link up found further down!
 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley  Live, Love, Travel    


  1. aww your so sweet, thank you so much for picking my photo and for your kind words :)

  2. Lovely pics. I also featured Mixed Molly's picture last week :)

    I love going to butterfly houses for pictures, but am always afraid I will step on them!

  3. Lovely photo choices from last week, Emily and your butterfly is beautiful. Thank you for sharing at YSB this week. xo

  4. I love your butterfly and I can see how it would be nerve-wracking to have so many "rules" while in the butterfly house!
    Last week's showcased pictures are stunning and I especially like the first one, WOW!!

  5. what a curious capture. I'm sharing my favorite shades of grey today.

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  7. Very nice b/w images by the way! Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa

  8. Oooo, love that first shot! I love how you can see through the flower petals! Gorgeous! I'm going to try to get back here and link up :o)

  9. Calling by as another participant from Favourite Photo Monday,Love the black and white images.

  10. Nice pictures. Very interesting B / W in the first.

  11. I am so honored to be picked as one of your favorites. Thanks so much! I have never been to a butterfly house, but I am sure that my husband would find it difficult to get me to leave if I had my camera :)


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