It is raining AGAIN! I tried 20 minutes outside to pot up the courgettes that are outgrowing their cells and then came in. My hands were so cold I had to run them under hot water to warm them up. I feel disappointed that yet another valuable gardening weekend has been curtailed by the cold wet weather.
Having warmed up, I am now sitting in the lounge, listening to The Archers Omnibus and Desert Island Discs on Radio 4 and going through my recent photos to see what I could use to write a Sunday morning post.
Last weekend I was in Guernsey and used my iPad to take a few garden photos, but now they are uploaded onto my pc the quality is poor – those that were not too dark, had a cloudy look about them. I tied to adjust the lighting using Picassa and they are still not brilliant. Apart from using a little sharpening and exposure adjustment, all the other twiddly bits of photo editing I rarely use and don’t know how to use them to their advantage.
This morning I thought, I would have a little play with a couple of the half decent photos and those purists among you may well not approve, however, it is only for a bit of Sunday morning light entertainment.
First, the original photo of Rhododendrons:
Using soft focus and a few other twiddly bits:
Second it the original photo of Japanese Maples:
Using Lomo-ish editing.
It is fun to play with photos but in truth I still prefer to see pictures of plants and flowers in their true colours, so I can assure you that you are unlikely to see heavily edited photos very often.
This afternoon I am off to visit Vann Gardens, so my next post will be a trip around this lovely interesting garden, probably in the rain – at least there may not be so many people. Happy Sunday!