Thursday, December 11, 2008

After the rain, revisited (edited to add new image - scroll down)

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Same raindrop, different composition and different processing. I still think I like the color version better, but the sepia has its own form of charm. I'd like the composition better if it were less top heavy (too bad that just flipping it would lead to a drop of water strangely floating upwards, because it would definitely improve the rest of the picture), but it's already nearly 1:30 and I'm too tired to see straight. I just got back from hearing my friend's band play at a Tel Aviv brewpub. Fun evening, but a late one. Photographic inspiration will have to wait until I'm more coherent. I haven't done much shooting recently but my parents arrive for a visit on Friday so that's about to change. In the meantime, you get sepia tinted raindrops. That's the thing about this blog, you just never know quite what you'll get, do you? No? Me either. What can I say, I'm scatterbrained eclectic. And apparently more than a little punch drunk from lack of sleep, and utterly unable to put together a reasonable blog post. Should have just stuck the photo up and been done with it, quit while I was (at least partially) ahead. Oh well, nevermind. I'm off to bed now, and it seems not a moment too soon.
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Visit Sepia Scenes for, you guessed it, more sepia photos.
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Ok, now I'm really and truly going to bed.
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Goodnight.
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Ok, you asked and I answered. Here's a sepia version with a full color raindrop. Definitely interesting. Thoughts?
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27 comments:

Rose said...

Both of them are really nice captures...I can't choose a favorite.

Cheryl said...

Ohhh, I really like the sepia! Nice Job.

Kahshe Cottager said...

I wonder what a combination of both photos would look like - the stem in sepia and the droplet in colour.

napaboaniya said...

Great capture of the raindrop with reflection ;)
Looks great in sepia as well!

Jill said...

As always your photos are spectacular.

More importantly... have fun with your parents in town!

NAVAL LANGA said...

To Ms. Robin

I have read some of your posts. I would like to revisit the same.

If you like short stories and paintings, then a short visit to my blogs would be a good idea.

Naval Langa

Carletta said...

I loved the color one when you posted it and I think this has merit too. Your eye is drawn to the raindrop in the color one and this one tends to bring out all the detail to include the stem.
Nicely done!

I'm curious what look it would be if you did as Jeannie (Cottager) suggests. Might be interesting. Not that I know how to do that. ;)

Annie said...

I remember this photo from earlier in your blog. I would love to see a splash of color on the droplet of water. Or, perhaps a bit of color on the tip of the thorns. What a nice sepia inspired surprise that would make.

Jientje said...

Sepia with the droplet in colour!!! That would be very interesting! What a great idea! It would reveal more of the detail in the droplet, that seems to disappear with the sepia!
And yes, you're right, you never know what you're going to get here, but that's what I like (a lot) about this blog!

Robin said...

Oh, and yes, I lost some of the sharpness in the second photo. I ran an unsharp mask on the raindrop but forgot to sharpen up the rest.

ilanadavita said...

Great photos both of them.

Nancy, aka Marie Millard said...

Both are fantastic. I like the touch of color in the 2nd better though.

Well done.

Yen said...

Yup, I`m with Nancy! I love the touch of color on the second shot! Nice macros!

Annie said...

Lucky me. I got to see this before heading to the airport. I love what you did here Robin. It looks like a pretty little snow globe hanging upsidedown.

Jientje said...

Yup!!!! Congratulations!!! I love it!!!
I would love to try and find out how to do that!

Neas Nuttiness said...

The last picture is incredible! I'd pay for a copy of it!!!

maryt/theteach said...

Both pix are marvelous Robin! That second shot is incredible! I think I would have flipped the photo and taken the chance to have the raindrop on the top of the branch... :)

Robin said...

I wonder if I could have flipped it but then moved the raindrop to the other side of the branch. Hmm...

NAVAL LANGA said...

To Ms. Robin

You are heartily welcome to my blogs.

I would like to visit your blogs, as I like the stress-free words in your writing. [The writers usually use heavy words.]

Keep visiting to read my short stories.

Naval Langa

Scribbit said...

That's a gorgeous photo--I keep telling myself I need to learn how to use things like Photoshop. Sigh. I just want to be like you, is that so wrong? :)

Robin said...

ROFL

mirage2g said...

Both images are lovely! But the macro shot of the droplet is awesome!

angie said...

Both are amazing. I think I like the full sepia version better though......

I think your future blogger is adorable, too! :)

Kelley said...

The second one.

Gorgeous.

Awesome.

All those other words that mean good and stuff.

anymommy said...

That is absolutely amazing!

Julie said...

I love both but that bottom shot, perfect

Janet said...

wow!!! Just...wow!