Learning as I go

So after looking back on my first few posts I realized that I could do better with the photos. I work in the design industry and I am very comfortable with photoshop. I don't plan on overly adjusting my photos in any unnatural way, but I often use my iphone and after seeing my posts online I knew I needed a change. I realized that especially after lowering the resolution for web, I needed to fix my exposure and do my subject matter the justice it deserves. The fact that I'm usually taking the photo while a little black and white dog is trying to pull me along the path probably doesn't help either. 

I am a visual person, so photos are usually my favorite part of a blog/website. I've learnt in this situation that it is worth it to invest a bit more time to make the photos look true to what initially inspired me to whip out the phone/camera. 

Here are a few of my "Re-Dos"  

This is the rust from the top of my parents back up generator in their house up near the coast in Northern California where storms often cause blackouts. My dad originally installed the back up while my Grandmother was living there alone and from personal experience, I think it was well worth the investment. I'm sure the rust is actually a bad sign, but I'm a sucker for a pretty turquoise next to contrasting colors. I thought the blue and contrast levels didn't pop in the original photo like it did in person.  

This is the rust from the top of my parents back up generator in their house up near the coast in Northern California where storms often cause blackouts. My dad originally installed the back up while my Grandmother was living there alone and from personal experience, I think it was well worth the investment. I'm sure the rust is actually a bad sign, but I'm a sucker for a pretty turquoise next to contrasting colors. I thought the blue and contrast levels didn't pop in the original photo like it did in person.  

I've come across this type of tree before and in my research it (or cousin trees of the same "spikiness") seem to have many names like: Silk floss tree (usually has pink flowers), Sandbox tree, or Monkey No Climb Tree. There is a version in Costa Rica called The Pochete Tree, which is often used for fencing since it sounds like the branches of this Costa Rican cousin can be replanted succulent style. I wonder if the Cali version does the same. 

I've come across this type of tree before and in my research it (or cousin trees of the same "spikiness") seem to have many names like: Silk floss tree (usually has pink flowers), Sandbox tree, or Monkey No Climb Tree. There is a version in Costa Rica called The Pochete Tree, which is often used for fencing since it sounds like the branches of this Costa Rican cousin can be replanted succulent style. I wonder if the Cali version does the same. 

I also may need to research different moss and mold growths on trees. I must have over 20 photos like this, but this is my most colorful one yet. 

I also may need to research different moss and mold growths on trees. I must have over 20 photos like this, but this is my most colorful one yet.