White dahlia

Oftentimes when processing an image I flip through a few tweaks because I’m trying to emphasize or embellish something in the original image. Sometimes I just add an overall effect and like it as is. The latter was the case for this photo.

Red dahlia converted to black and white

The original image:

Red dahlia

Lens: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM. 1/80 second at f/2.8, ISO 160.

Canon 5DM3 providing the pixels.

Babydolls beating the heat

Along our usual neighborhood walk there’s is a smallish yard (maybe 1/2 acre) that has goats, an alpaca and some Babydoll Southdown sheep. Though the wooliness gives the babydolls an interesting look, the mature sheep here are overly wooly and will no doubt be shorn soon.

Babydoll Southdown sheep hanging out in the shade

Because of the hotspot in the unshaded area, I tweaked the contrast and “structure” of the image to pull detail out of the highlights. The result was an HDR look.

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 99mm. 1/125 second at f/8, ISO 100.

Canon 5DM3 staying cool with the sheep.