Colour My World

Off my Colour.
Off my Colour.

 

Just trying something a little different today.

This is the photo that I wanted to use for Justine’s Eclectic Corner #6, where she posted a lovely piece of a story as a prompt for us to submit some writing or a photograph in response. One part of her writing struck me – she wrote about an easel which was devoid of colour, waiting for some splash or other to brighten it up. So, this photo is what I came up with. I thought the plant was rather nice, so decided to desaturate a section to look like a big brushstroke or two. It’s a feature I had not found before in LightRoom so it was a learning experience for me. Justine – my apologies for being so late to the party!

So, since I missed it, I am checking this in to Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic where you can share your work with other photography enthusiasts. As usual, I used my trusty Olympus OMD EM5 camera, with the 60mm macro lens (120mm equivalent) at f/2.8, 1/500s and ISO200.

x desleyjane

 

 

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36 Comments Add yours

  1. brittabottle says:

    I can’t decide if it looks like the plant is slowly dying or slowly coming back to life. I love it, though! It’s different, but really neat!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks hun. I didn’t even consider that. You’re right, it could go either way!

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  2. Wow. Amazing what you did. Really love it. Where is this in LightRoom. So much to learn…
    Thanks and have a great weekend.
    xxx

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚
      It’s called a Radial Filter – a little circle under the histogram. It’s a circular tool that you can use to change the settings for the area that you drag it over.
      xx

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      1. Thanks! I hadn’t yet paid attention to the use of this one! Lol still not going through the tutorial! Lol
        Xxx

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        1. desleyjane says:

          I found it by accident. One day I will do the tutes!! I want to do a face-to-face class actually. I do better in a group. Xx

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          1. I’ve been finding a lot by accident….by the time I read the tutorial or go through a course, there will be a new version! Xxx

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Right?!?! I just started a G&T, perhaps I’ll find more features!! Xx

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                1. desleyjane says:

                  Oh sorry, gin and tonic. With a wedge of lime. 🍸

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                  1. Yummie! Lol cheers!! Xxx

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                    1. desleyjane says:

                      Cheers!
                      By the way I just nominated you for a challenge, I hope you don’t mind?! Xx

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                    2. Cheers! Really! Will check. I never mind. I was nominated for a B&W as well and need to start posting. Xxx

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                    3. desleyjane says:

                      Oh that’s the one!!

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                    4. No, it’s not. Yours is with story telling. So I will either combine the two or just post separately.
                      Xxx

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  3. I really like the picture,selective black and white and colour are not usually my favorite images, but the randomness of the strokes add something different.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Ben, I appreciate that.
      I was just trying something new and I liked the way it turned out.
      Cheers!

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  4. DesleyJane! This has to be a favorite. To see beauty where others don’t. Love, love.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh! How lovely! Thank you so much! xx

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      1. It really is beautiful.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          It was taken while I was at the beach, in the resort gardens. A great place – I’d love to go there and not have to work ;P

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          1. We can’t wait for summer to go hiking again & check out the local gardens. Well take care & thank you!

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  5. Loretta says:

    You photographers are amazing! That’s a brilliant shot Desley, although some of it goes way above me…. still, I love to look at photography blogs and try to learn something new. πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh Loretta, how lovely of you to say! I love photography, am happiest with a camera in my hand.

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  6. Mara Eastern says:

    A lovely Martian flower!

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  7. nty6x says:

    great experimentation πŸ™‚ I’d choose to see it as a flower slowly coming to life ❀

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      1. nty6x says:

        you’re welcome! I’m slowly easing back into the blogosphere! :$

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        1. desleyjane says:

          I’m glad you are! It’s been a little while. You doing ok? X

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          1. nty6x says:

            Hehe thanks for the concern! I am well now πŸ™‚

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  8. awe i love this, would have been a great addition and i am chuffed you put so much effort in to it. Another one for your wall perhaps? x

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Ooooo, I didn’t think of that, yes maybe?! How exciting. Thank you x.

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      1. you should add it, the link is open for quite some time, few weeks yet πŸ™‚ xx

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Ok I will πŸ™‚

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