Monday, December 22, 2014

The Image Keeps Giving

In a post written on the 7th of December, I wrote about how I had spent some time out in the mud after a rain storm to get some macro shots of raindrops. I showed the original photograph:

I shot this photograph in Camera RAW, which allows me a lot more room to sharpen and process the image. If you aren't sure what Camera Raw is, here is a quote from Wikipedia:

camera raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor of either a digital camera, image scanner, or motion picture film scanner. Raw files are named so because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.

Most DSLR cameras has this option now, or you can shoot in jpeg, which means the camera processes it before you get the final image. But you don't have much flexibility when you shoot in jpeg, so I have learned to keep my camera set on RAW now, no matter what I am shooting.
In the post I referenced above, I showed you an image I took from the  original:
Raindrop Face

Yesterday, I pulled the original image back up, wondering what else I could pull from it. I cropped out an area, and after it getting it to the size I wanted, I sharpened and processed it. I was thrilled with the results, and loaded it up to my website for selling prints, and also on my Facebook pages. However, I've had 2 comments already that the viewers weren't exactly sure what they were looking at! Do you see a water drop? I thought it was obvious, but hey - that doesn't mean everyone sees the same thing I do!

 Golden Raindrop

Let me know if you find it confusing! I may have to change it.


  1. Yes I see the water drop....I love it but I love macro photography. I think you are doing an excellent job!

    1. Thank you, Linda! One of the people was my husband, and the other was my youngest sister! John is a big supporter of my work, but as an engineer and linear thinker, he isn't always sure what I'm doing. My sister is not a big fan of just about anything I've created, so I guess I should consider the source. Thanks for lifting my spirits!


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