Purple Aster. Edited with VSCO L4
The prairie colors of late summer. Yellows and whites cranking up with a splash of purple provided by the Purple Aster. Edited with VSCO L4 toned down a bit to make the colors pop more.
This question, via Om Malik’s excellent blog, is an interesting one that I haven’t asked myself. So why do I photograph? I love the process of trying to see things differently and a camera helps focus (no pun intended) that process. Whether its a different angle or crop, or different light, I always enjoy the challenge in trying to see things in the world differently.
As stated in other posts here I am also an iPhone photo app fanatic. I love playing with VSCO and Hipstamatic and the endless possibilities they bring to photography. Sometimes the tools are useful to make things look more like what your eye saw (top) vs. what the camera produced (bottom). Thanks Lightroom!
More often than not it’s to bring a sense of something else to the photo, a vintage look, a fantasy aspect, or maybe a sense of motion that wasn’t there in the first place. Whatever it is I love doing it and its the thing about my iPhone that brings me the most joy.
Love the reflection of the walkway in the water drop hanging of the stalk of this Big Bluestem plant. Took the picture because I liked the water drop and noticed the reflection when I zoomed in a bit for the crop.
Edited with #VSCO and L1/Forest
Normally this bench is a lakeside seat but after a particularly long bout of storms and flooding it was a bit out of reach.
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