Look Down

Photographers often get single minded on creating one very specific photograph and may miss the image at their feet.  Last year I was outside watching the sky for the sunset. The lighting wasn’t right yet and I waited.  I then looked down and realized there was a great nature photo a few feet away on the ground.

A Dandelion Seed ball intact.

The Dandelion Seed ball was intact, as it had not been bothered by the wind or any animal.  The original photo was captured in color and in RAW.  Another professional suggested converting it to monochrome and cropping it close.  I processed and corrected the color RAW file using Canon DPP software; cropped close, adjustments were made to the contrast and shadows, then saved the new image as a JPEG.  What you see here is the final image.

The image here would have not been created if I had not looked down at my feet, and remained set on the sunset.  So photographers, remember to look down at your feet; there may be an interesting and remarkable image waiting for you to discover.

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About Douglas Wilks Photography

I am an advanced photographer who lives in western Montana. I create a variety of strong images using a DSLR, computer, and digital software. I am available for hire for full time, part time, or projects. Most of my images are of landscapes, still life, and events. I am always looking to improve my skills, network of friends and professionals, and portfolio. I look forward to creating new friends, contacts, and others who are interested in photography.
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