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“Early Morning Pond Scene”

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“Early Morning Pond Scene”


Well, … today I have a lot to say, but for some reason, I simply can’t get it down through my fingers and on to the keyboard!
Thought I would post a little something.
This is a simple image of some grass/weeds along side a pond that was photographed early one morning.
The ever so slight sunrise was enhanced in Photoshop just a bit, and I used selective saturation in other areas for balance.

Hope everyone is doing fine, … so take care gang!

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February 26, 2007 - Posted by | abstract, art, blog, botanical, canon, composition, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hiking, horticulture, landscapes, life, macro, Macro Photographer, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop | , , , , ,


  1. What you call simple is simply unattainable for me. This is a lovely picture; abstract yet recognizable with a beautiful palette of pastels.

    Comment by peter | February 27, 2007

  2. What a beautiful and delicate shot. Love your photos more and more… :)

    Comment by sil63 | February 27, 2007

  3. Simple but beautiful, tones and composition remind me a bit of Japanese decorative art. How do you obtain these soft pastel colors?

    Comment by Andriy | February 27, 2007

  4. Peter, Silvia, Andriy, … thanks guys!

    Andriy, the colors were there that morning but still somewhat muted with the early morning fog and low light.
    So, I selectively added some saturation to those areas at around 25%.
    Shooting something early in the morning like this with a hint of color, and then selectively saturating those areas can “at times”, (not always though), help to give that overall feel that you see here.
    Subtle yet colorful.

    Thanks again guys!

    Comment by macroartinnature | February 27, 2007

  5. I love the simplicity of this shot. It’s not cluttery or overworked. Really nice, Mike.

    Comment by Photo Buffet | February 27, 2007

  6. gorgeous! I love that selective saturation tool myself. This reminds me of a sunrise over the water with the bokeh you have in the BG.. another winner!

    Comment by Cindy | February 27, 2007

  7. ps, thanks for the kind comment re: Tasha.. I smiled too :)

    Comment by Cindy | February 27, 2007

  8. A simple image? No, another inspiring work of art!

    Comment by Roberta | February 27, 2007

  9. Bonnie, Cindy, Roberta, Fadzly, … thanks for the comments and for visiting.
    You guys are the best! :)

    Comment by macroartinnature | February 28, 2007

  10. just happened upon your site–the photos are incredible!

    Comment by rjlight | February 28, 2007

  11. Men så härliga bilder! Otroligt vackert!

    Comment by Camilla | February 28, 2007

  12. RJ, Camilla, … thanks!

    Comment by macroartinnature | March 2, 2007

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