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Red, Green, and Blue

We’ve been busy with projects lately and I haven’t been able to go out on any  photo expeditions for a few weeks.  So I thought I’d show you three recent images I’ve made close to home.

Back in the film days, one way to increase saturation was to slightly under expose.  That still works with digital and it’s what I did when I saw how the late afternoon light was hitting one of Lynn’s red Caladiums in our garden.

Back light in the back gardenBack light in the back garden – Late afternoon view of a Caladium leaf

We were getting out of the car on the way in to a restaurant one day for lunch when I saw this lizard.  It was very calm and let me get close with my phone camera.  It didn’t need any under exposure to saturate its green color.

Very greenVery green – Anole Lizard

I shot from below the flowers and up toward the sky for this last image.  I stopped down to get as much in focus as I could and bracketed the exposure since the light was tricky.  But the camera’s dynamic range was large enough that I ended up using just the nominal exposure.

Backlight BlueBacklight Blue – Blue Plumbago against a cloudy sky

Our schedule frees up some next week, so I might try to sneak out with a camera one day.  We’ll see!

You can click on these images to view a larger version on Flickr. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go make some photos!

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