Orchids in Black and White

Well it’s day 5 of 5 in the Black and White challenge.
Thanks to my friend Jerry Ireland for including me in this.
This is one of our orchids.  We, Angela Aristizabal-Myeress and I,
have about 8 plants.  Most bloom several times a year.



Fine Art BW Orchid

Happy Friday.

Here is a simple BW of a beautiful orchid.
I used Nik software to convert from color to black and white.
I like the texture on the pedals.  Very detailed.

Butterfly with Filter Effect

I took this shot of the butterfly and then added a filter from NIK to give it alittle something “extra”.

What do you think?  I’d love to hear your comments.

Sunflower Field

Happy Friday!

We found this sunflower field and I took LOTS of shots.
I used Nik software to soften foreground and give it a “glow”.

Sunflowers make you smile.

Soft Focus

I shot these flowers and then used soft focus filter to lessen the depth of field.

I like the softness of the image.  Do you?

Macro of Orchid

I haven’t photographed any flowers in awhile, so I thought it was time to do some.

This is a macro of an orchid that I gave my wife.  No, I wasn’t in trouble.  Just thought it would be nice.

HDR- Colored Sunflower

I added the HDR effect to this colored sunflower to add detail and grain. I think it is different than the normal yellow sunflower.

Sunflower Macro

I shot this over-exposed.  It blew-out the ground and some of the detail.
I like the effect, do you?

Sunflower Farm

We visited the Sunflower Farm in Rutledge, GA.

A very HOT day.  But it was fun walking around the field.