Sunday, July 27, 2008

Today's meadow picture

A couple of gals from my camera club came early this morning, and so there were three of us in the meadow shooting the wildflowers. We started at 6:40, and were lucky that it didn't get breezy until 8 o'clock.

My picture of the echinaceas and bergamot is an image overlay created in-camera. (Certain Nikons digital SLRs have this capability.) What you do is shoot one exposure sharp and another out of focus. Then the camera's software lets you overlay the two images and adjust their luminousity. This is the effect. You can also do this in Photoshop with two images or just one, as long is you create an out-of-focus copy.

Me at play - thanks to Karla Bondy for the picture

© Yvonne Cunnington, Country Gardener


  1. lovely photo. it has a very dreamy quality about it.

  2. Thanks, Irena. The meadow is wonderful right now, so I'll be out there again in the morning.

    Cheers, Yvonne

  3. I can just imagine all the beautiful photos you have of your meadow flowers! The softness of this one is wonderful. I'll have to look into doing this overlay! Thanks for sharing this. I bet your out there right now looking like you do in this photo!! It's great!
    Have fun Yvonne!! Pets to Toby!

  4. I like the dreamy effect.


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