I took this photo today, both with the iPhone and with my Panasonic point and shoot. I thought it would be a good photo, but the background is much too distracting – and I cannot do anything about it with iPad processing. I will see what the RAW photo from the other camera has to offer tomorrow.
You don’t think of Florida as pine tree country, but in Central Florida you find pine trees just about everywhere. We were bike riding in Flatlands Park, south of where we stay. It is located in the huge, Green Swamp, which encompasses 560,000 acres in six counties. The woodland park is covered with tall pine trees — I think they are Slash Pine. I took this photo with my iPhone and converted it to black & white with Filterstorm on my iPad.
Most everyone thinks of Florida as tropical, but the central and northern sections are actually semi- tropical, and as such, only a few palm trees are native. Most are transplants from warmer climes.
Another photo from my archives. This close-up photo, of a tree, covered in Spanish Moss, was taken in the Okeefenokee Swamp last fall.
Yesterday’s post featured a tree, dripping with Spanish Moss, but I neglected to mention it — so today I took a photo, with my iPhone, of a stand of trees all dripping with the moss.
The photo of today’s tree was taken with my iPhone up at Lake Margaret, here at our resort. I wanted to use the iPhone for the image so I could transfer and edit it on my iPad (much easier to edit on the larger screen). The iPad 2 has a camera, but the camera on the iPhone is of a higher quality. My preferred image processing app on the iPhone is Filterstorm, and I have the app on both devices. The question – what is…Continue Reading “Quintessential Florida …”
I shot this gnarly tree during a tour of private gardens in May of 2010. An amazing thing about modern digital photography is the metadata saved with the image. Metadata is basic information about other data, and with the right application, you can read the metadata — Lightroom is just such an application. The metadata for this photograph tells me it was taken with my Nikon D90 on May 15, 2010 at 3:51:58 P.M. I used my 70 – 300 mm lens at a focal…Continue Reading “Gnarly …”
I think it is time I gave myself some photographic projects, and the first one is going to be trees. My camera and I are going to be looking for interesting trees to photograph, and I am looking back into my photo archives. The idea photographing trees is not original, but I think it will be fun. As for processing in my digital darkroom, am going to confine myself to using the beta version of Lightroom 4 and, as soon as a copy is available for…Continue Reading “A study in nature…”