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Red Number 3

Red Number 3. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Red Number 3. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

The subject is a red lily. The triptych is composed of three distinct images, each shot with a Nikon D200 and the Nikon 105mm f2/8 macro lens, with varying exposure and lighting. The individual images have been published, but this is the first time I have combined them into a single triple image. (Click image for larger view – View widescreen.)

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Summer Wildflowers

Summer Wildflowers. Nikon D7100. ISO 200. 44 mm. 1/60sec at f/11. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Summer Wildflowers. Nikon D7100. ISO 200. 44 mm. 1/60sec at f/11. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Often, the most appealing and attractive outdoor scenes are the simplest – A few white wildflowers at the trunk of a tree in the midst of greenery. (Click image for larger.)

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Foliage and Red Dahlia

Foliage and Red Dahlia. Nikon 7100. 105 mm Micro Nikkor. ISO 250. 1/80 sec at f/36. Ring flash on lens. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Foliage and Red Dahlia. Nikon 7100. 105 mm Micro Nikkor. ISO 250. 1/80 sec at f/36. Ring flash on lens. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

In addition to their lush colors, Dahlias are characterized by having a rich green foliage that can really hold its own against the flowers. Indeed, here is an image in which the foliage is almost at center stage while the flowers are in a supporting role. [Click image for larger.]

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Spring Pink IV for May One Four Challenge Week Four

Spring Pink IV. Four Week Four of May 2015 One Four Challenge. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Spring Pink IV. For Week Four of May 2015 One Four Challenge. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

I struggled to decide how I should treat this image for this week’s final edit. Should I go “mod” and do something radical. Or should I be conservative. I thought initially that the previous three weeks – original, black and white, and an altered painterly version (see below) – had been all that I could do and retain the integrity of the image. But I decided that I could push what I did last week even further, and that this image lent itself well to an antiqued vintage look. Read More

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Spring Pink III

Spring Pink III. Four One Four Challenge May Week Three. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Spring Pink III. Four One Four Challenge May Week Three. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

This is week three of the May One Four Challenge, where we produce four different edits of an image on successive weeks of the month. See Captivate Me by Robyn G for more information on the One Four Challenge.

I am really pleased with this week’s edit, which I think catches the feel of an image that I’ve had in my mind’s eye. The soft painterly style goes well with the flowers. This started with pretty much the same image as the original two weeks ago – Read More

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Spring Pink I

Spring Pink I - For One Four Challenge May Week One. iPhone with 645 Pro camera app. 4.15 mm. ISO 32. 1/530 sec at f/2.2.  Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Spring Pink I – For One Four Challenge May Week One. iPhone 6+ with 645 Pro camera app. 4.15 mm. ISO 32. 1/530 sec at f/2.2. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

I’m just barely making it into week one of the new round of the One Four Challenge. This edit is also the original jpeg straight from the camera (iPhone). I love this time of year – the foliage and flowers are so lush, so fresh and enticing. I have some ideas for one or two edits of this, but not sure how I’ll do all month. So therein lies the challenge. (One Four Challenge: We take a single image and edit it in four ways on successive weeks. Hosted by Robyn G. See here for more information. Do join us!) What is this? Flowering crab? Others may know.

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