Friday, July 15, 2011


This is an old photo, taken in Decmeber of 2009, when I was still extremely new to photography and using an old Gateway camera. However, it's really a new pic as I totally re-cropped it and manipulated the color when I came across it going through my pix for the July 24th exhibit. I've titled it "Water Color Class."

I should mention that what look like really close-up shots in my photos are rarely so. With my knee arthritis I can neither walk over rough terrain to get up close, nor bend over that far and retain decent balance while holding a cane and camera. So almost all close-ups are greatly cropped from more distant pix. Did I hear somewhere that photographers work from their knees? Or did I just make that up? :-D

I'm going to risk embarrassing myself and post the original photo below. I clearly recall being drawn to the rain drops, the dilapidated look, and to the center sort of "cap" in that rose. I was aware it would need a lot of cropping, and especially brightening given it was a very cloudy day. However, no matter how I cropped this (even though it brightened nicely), it never "worked." So, here it is, the original:

Now that I have stumbled across "Water Color Class" within this larger photo I'm glad I did not scrap it. Of course, it's just this sort of thing that makes it hard for me to scrap any pic. As I've been going through thousands for the exhibit, many of those problem children that I just can't bring myself to delete I've been flagging "needs editing." I should have a lot of fun later on, after the exhibit!

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Blogger Eva YaaAsantewaa said...

The colors are remarkable. Your photographer's eye has become exquisitely sensitive.

July 15, 2011 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Roswila said...

Thanks so much, Eva. As much for visiting as for the positive response. :-) (So much of blogging is about just hoping anyone ever sees any of it.) BTW, I came over here just now to correct a mis-spelling and find your comment. Lovely!

July 15, 2011 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Eva YaaAsantewaa said...


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