I recently visited the Lakeside Daisy State Nature Preserve in Marblehead, Ohio. This was my first visit to view the rarest of Ohio’s native wildflower endangered species. Lakeside Daisies normally bloom early to mid-may. Due to this year’s early spring, the daisies were past their prime. So I had to make the best of a bleak situation and the mid-day sun. This was one of the last pictures I captured laying very uncomfortably on the ground. Artwork was added to make this a delightful addition to my Texture Art Photography project.
This print and more is available to purchase on my artist web site link on the right.
I have always been attracted to water. Photographing waterfalls has always been part of a personal project of mine. Recently, I have added flowing waters in streams and rivers to this project. Below is a sample taken from Tinkers Creek off the Hemlock Trail in the Bedford Reservation.
We have all done it on occassion. Caught up in a creative moment, we compose our shot in the viewfinder and fill the frame. Our client absolutely loves the picture and wants an 8×10 print for a special frame they already have. Taking the picture into our image editing software, we crop to an 8×10 only to discover this action clips off some of the important subject matter of this beautifully composed image. Now What?
There are a variety of time consuming solutions to fix this problem. Or we can jump right into Photoshop CS4 to use the new “Content-Aware Scale” feature. As you can see in the sample pictures below, the first picture is the original. Next is the cropped image that clips off some of the mirror frame. The last picture took just a few minutes to modify using the Content-Aware Scale feature, which enabled me to include all the important content within an 8×10. No doubt there will be some instances where this Photoshop feature will not solve the problem, but it is worth a try. Feel free to contact me if you would like a personal tutorial on this technique.