I rarely have the chance to walk about our neighborhood, or anywhere for that matter, to take pictures. Often, I have my children in tow. I have a hard time concentrating when I know that my family is impatiently waiting for me to be done. As a result, most of my pictures are taken right where we are – in our house, in the backyard. Since there is not much going on in our immediate place (and it is not very scenic to begin with) and I have photographed its every nook and cranny, I tend to do macros and such photos that focus on littler space.
To break the monotony, I wait for weather and light changes. Each morning, I look out of the window to see dew sparkiling on the groundsomething interesting – a dew sparkling on the ground, a shadow, a new flower. This morning, it was the frost – our first this year – that called to me.
I went to the backyard to see what could be a good subject and what I can come up with. I saw these cluster of leaves covered with ice crystals. The sun was just rising and the grass and leaves did look very pretty.
After breakfast, I decided to play with these pictures (the original, unedited version is right at the bottom). I have this rare Saturday when the children do not have to go to Tae Kwon Do and two of them went with their father to his office.
I have in mind Cee’s challenge about converting pictures to Black and White. So, I happily turned the photos in monochrome using the Curve application of PicMonkey. Ah, I had a merry time pushing the lines to curve this way and that. Well, some resulted in better results than others.
But I am awed by the many possibilities that the Curve offered. How many times can one play with the Red Curve, push the line and its points in varying degrees to the left and right, up and down and come up with the same results?What about trying the Green? or the Blue? And all three? The possibilities are almost endless.I can play all day!