A Blast from the Past……
Before I head outdoors for the afternoon, I thought we’d have an image from the past (in the absence of any new current photos to share – yes, the cool change has arrived and the temperature is cool enough for a walk).
I took this photo on the 6th January 2011. I had just bought my DSLR, but for some reason I seem to have shot this with my little Canon Powershot A3000 IS. Must have been too nervous and unsure of myself to attempt this with the DSLR.
This morning I edited the image again – this time with the Mac’s iPhoto ‘antique’ setting to soften the colour and the ‘soft edge blur’ to reduce the brighter red buds which threatened to overpower the main central subject. Now that I’ve worked out how to access the old back-up hard drive (sitting on my lounge floor gathering dust), I am slowly winding my way through the old photo folders trying to find my favourite images to drag across to the little Mac Pro laptop. A 2 Terabyte ‘back-up’ drive and a 500GB little Mac laptop don’t quite have the same storage capacity! And…….it’s hard on the eyes trying to see which images have the best focus on the 13″ laptop screen.
I don’t often put subjects in the centre of the frame, but this image seemed to call for that type of composition.