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October 11, 2010

Stripping Down – Picture Fall, day 11

No, not that kind of stripping! 😉

I’ll admit to being a little disappointed at first with today’s photo prompt.  We were supposed to look for light showing off the texture of the photo subject, then strip away the color in photo editing software.  I’ve never been a big fan of black and white photography, but I can appreciate it when it is done well.  Because I love vibrant color so much, finding subjects that do well in black and white is a weakness for me.  As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I took many pretty, colorful, fall pictures on my visit to Pickity Place, and was disappointed I couldn’t use one for yesterday’s prompt.  Then I remembered a shot I took yesterday that pretty much screamed texture:

Picture Fall, day 11

Bonus for me, since they are sheep, I didn’t lose much by removing the color.  And I can admit, I think the texture of the wool is slightly enhanced with the lack of color.

Now, how about that Pickity slideshow I mentioned yesterday?  Here it is, bursting with color!

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  1. Lol… Yeah black and white can be a bit testing trying to find a subject that works properly… You did manage some nice textures though, and I love your little coloured slideshow… You have some wonderful shots in there…

    Comment by FS Photography — October 11, 2010 @ 4:20 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Brian. Lucky for me I love color photography so much, I rarely tackle the B&W issue.

      Comment by Karma — October 11, 2010 @ 9:17 pm | Reply

  2. Perfect, Karma! The sheep look fantastic! Thanks for the colorful slideshow! Looks like a really nice place!

    Comment by milkayphoto — October 11, 2010 @ 6:59 pm | Reply

    • It is really nice. You and the hubby should treat yourselves to a delicious lunch some day soon – or even better, take a girlfriend. It is a somewhat “girly” kind of place!

      Comment by Karma — October 11, 2010 @ 9:24 pm | Reply

  3. I’m with ya on the color or lack there of. Lovely texture, though, with the sheep. Beautiful slide-show. I’ve got to figure out how to do that.

    Comment by Rebecca — October 11, 2010 @ 8:18 pm | Reply

    • The slideshow isn’t hard. It is easier, though, if you upload the shots you want for the slideshow directly to WordPress, rather than using Flickr. If you upload a series of shots to WordPress (with the “add an image” located above where you do your typing on your dashboard) it will save your shots to a “gallery” and takes you to that window. In that window, it asks if you’d like to create the slideshow.

      Comment by Karma — October 11, 2010 @ 9:27 pm | Reply

  4. You found the perfect shot for the prompt! LOTS of texture there!
    I prefer color photos, too, and have such a hard time with conversions (since I don’t have Photoshop, I can’t use any of the beautiful b&w actions that are out there and have to tweak the conversions myself)
    Love your slideshow, you got lots of great shots at Pickity Place.

    Comment by thedailyclick — October 12, 2010 @ 6:37 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Michaela. I don’t have full-blown Photoshop myself, but Photoshop Elements, so I don’t think I can use a lot of the actions that are out there. I barely understand the power of the program that I do have! For this one, what I did was completely “unsaturate” the color ( the only way I could figure out to make it B&W) and then warm it up a little.

      Comment by Karma — October 12, 2010 @ 4:44 pm | Reply

  5. What a great shot! It’s perfect for the prompt.

    Gorgeous colors in the slide show. I can see why you were hoping for a prompt that would apply to one or any of those beautiful photos.

    Comment by Robin — October 12, 2010 @ 1:38 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Robin. I wish the sheep would have come a little closer for a close-up though!

      Comment by Karma — October 12, 2010 @ 4:47 pm | Reply

  6. Baaaaaah. BAH. BAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH, dammit!!!

    Love the sheep! Good call with the b&w. I like your slide show too – so much color! Still kicking myself that I forgot mine.

    Comment by JenniferA — October 12, 2010 @ 8:24 pm | Reply

    • Those sheep were pretty insistent with the bah-ing, weren’t they?
      Got to enjoy the color while we can, right?

      Comment by Karma — October 12, 2010 @ 10:10 pm | Reply

  7. The color in your fountain shot is spectacular. Mine seems so dull compared to yours.

    Comment by Renae — October 12, 2010 @ 10:05 pm | Reply

    • Aw, you caught me Renae. I was actually going for stop-action of the water when I took that shot, so I had the shutter speed cranked way up and the color wasn’t all that spectacular – I boosted it just a wee bit in Photoshop.

      Comment by Karma — October 12, 2010 @ 10:13 pm | Reply

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