Sunday, January 10, 2010

Texture's last stand

This is the last of the late December shots from my themes-in-hand trip to Arizona. We were in the McDowell Mountains, chasing Phainopoplas, so I had my camera set on "sports" mode to hopefully catch flying birds in the gray light. I zoomed way in on an arm of a dying saguaro, enjoying its texture. Used a bit of levels, and the clarity slider in the RAW editor, to bring out more detail. I usually think of saguaros as green, but this one, on its last legs, I think, had faded to gray.

Shutter: 1/250, f/6.3, ISO 640, focal length 270mm



Tomorrow, we'll go back to Illinois and all the snowy, or indoor light-box shots I can scare up!

7 comments:

  1. Clear, detailed, fabulous! I love the clarity and rich details in this texture!!

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  2. I am afraid my skin is turning just like that, it's isn't green anymore either. Great texture (He said Hopefully) Love it.

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  3. Those birds are hard to photograph! I try every year when out west, and still haven't gotten one I am proud of...but, great find for this theme. Nice processing.

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  4. Fabulous texture! I think they can have dead looking bits for a long time- amazing plants and a fine shot.

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  5. Love the texture in this. So very clear and sharp.

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  6. Textures are an endlessly inspiring theme - when at a loss for an image you can always zoom in for some great shots of texture like this one here.

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