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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Apples, Jiggles, and More


Almost all the photos in this post were shot in HDR Art Bold mode. I wanted to do two things: (1) catch the last sunlight coming over the hill from the west and also (2) see if I could intentionally produce the jiggle that everyone liked so much in my Queen Anne's-lace photograph. The apples are on these two trees:

I had a happy accidental discovery. It wasn't easy to jiggle intentionally and get exactly the effect I wanted (either I jiggled the camera too much or not enough), but Tuesday was a very windy evening, so patiently waiting for a strong gust of wind to do the jiggling work paid off, in my opinion, though the effect is subtle. Look to leaf edges.... Okay, I need to keep experimenting with this.

I decided to try letting the wind blow my little grey-headed coneflowers for the camera. First (below), are the flowers in their full height, without the wind. After that are a couple windy shots taken closer in. 

(Not HDR)

Below is garden phlox --

There are no jiggles in. my photographs of the orange chair. The wind wasn't strong enough, and my attempts at intentional jiggling did not come off. But the color in HDR mode still pops, especially in that low, early evening light.

And I'm throwing in this photo of Sunny Juliet just because ... she's so cute!

It isn't always easy to get a desired camera effect, but I will keep working with these ideas and see if I can make progress.

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