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Chrysanthem mosaic

The beauty of using an editing software program is the ability to ask yourself…What would happen if I pushed this button or I made this colour look like that.   Sometimes happy results occur and then I have to stop and ask myself how did I do that.   I had bought a bouquet of flowers at the beginning of the week and I intended to photograph them but then life got in the way.   Today, I could see that many of the flowers looked done but the chrysanthemums were doing okay so I did some playing.  Once the photographing is done though I know they need editing.  Since changing over last year from photographing in mostly jpeg I made the brave move to only raw format.  I know that every photograph needs editing then.   I am enjoying the experience of what the various programs can do. 

I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.   Hope you have a wonderful week.




Pondside said…
Taking a break from a busy life should always mean playing with flowers!
Hi Val
I'm thinking your blog has a new look again?
Pretty soon you'll be hanging out a professional shingle for your photography. You've come a long way baby!
I enjoy editing my photos, but don't try the raw format as much as I probably should. It is always fun to see the finished project.
Hi Val, They look so happy and ray of sunshine for this cold spring. Enjoy your day. Jen
eileeninmd said…
Your flowers are lovely! Well done on your editing. Have a happy week!
It looks as though you quite enjoyed your software and I think that these look great~
Lorrie said…
I've never tried RAW format - sounds intimidating. But a fun challenge. Your experiments turned out very well.
Lovely photography editing ~ beautiful flowers ~ makes me think Spring is around some where ~ not in New England ~ Enjoy ^_^
I love playing with's the most fun! And flowers always turn out pretty! Happy Spring!
podso said…
I find photo editing a relaxing past time when I need a break from what I'm doing. But I don't know what the raw form is about. Maybe I should take a class someday!
Genie Robinson said…
I love the your playing around turned out. I do the same thing all the time. Am taking another of Kim Klassen's ecourses and learning more about PSE and LR. It is such fun. I can pretend I am an artist...hahaha. My favorite of the 4 shots has to the the one with the little vase. The tonal quality is perfect for me. genie
Pamela Gordon said…
Beautiful shots and mosaic Valerie. Very nice editing! Thanks for your visit and comment. I hope you have a wonderful week. Pamela
Jill Harrison said…
chrysanthemums really last a long time when picked. They must be coming out here soon as they are usual around for Mothers Day in May.
I love the light in your first image.
I am hesitant to photograph in RAW as I think of all that editing which I really don't have the time for! Do you find RAW better?
Have a wonderful week.
Veronica Roth said…
Lovely button pushing! I try that too sometimes but usually with disastrous results. :)
Naturegirl said…
Great job editing! I love playing around with my photos and I find once I get started that I could be sitting for hours,,then too tired to post!
Happy Easter!
Lisa Gordon said…
Valerie, this mosaic is beautiful!!

One of the wonderful things about editing, is the button-pushing. Unfortunately, it can keep me busy for hours, and then I never remember exactly what I did!

I hope you've had a wonderful day.

Carla Dyck said…
Lovely photos and editing. I quite enjoy taking pictures of photos long past their prime.

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