Friday, August 28, 2009

Photo Hunt #52: Surprise


red, originally uploaded by M'roy.

You must be asking what does a bloom from a succulent had to do with the theme, right? Okay here goes the story:

Most of the images I feature here are SOOC (straight out of camera). And sometimes I crop a bit, or auto fix a bit. Shame on me and my three or four photo editing software (none of them was a PhotoShop) for not utilizing them.

So one day, I got this totally washed out image of a succulent that I was going to delete because it was completely crappy. But before I hit delete, I thought I'd use it as a guinea pig to test the buttons on my software. And just when I decided to remove almost all the gamma, this was the result. Boy was I surprised! I loved how dramatic it turned out. Not only did I not delete the image, I showcased it for photo hunt theme of surprise.

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30 comments:

  1. No idea what you did but it's fantastic :)
    Surprise! my post is up...

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  2. What a great idea for the theme and a beautiful shot. Happy weekend.

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  3. Excellent fixing! Great photo.

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  4. amazing how it came out as pretty as that =).

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  5. Wow, I would have been surprised too - it's a wonderful photo. Excellent take on the theme.

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  6. I love succulent flowers. Brief and glorious

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  7. That sounds like me, the queen of cropping and autofix. But those programs do have so much more if we would take the trouble to explore a bit.
    Happy weekend to you.

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  8. hey that is really beautiful. I wonder what will that looks like when it blooms?

    mine is up too.

    happy Weekend

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  9. first word that came out of my mouth when i saw the picture was: oh, WOW!
    it is gorgeous!

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  10. I, too, generally am a fan of SOOC. (And for the record, that's the case with all the photos I've taken and put up on the blog.) But have to say: this altered photo sure turned out to be a beauty! :)

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  11. That is nice and you were about to destroy it... I loved the photo stuff on my old computer... but not so much on the new one. I need to play around more... maybe I could save more photos... Good post!

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  12. That is a good choice for the theme it is a surprise indeed..happy weekend and mine is ready too.

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  13. it is a lovely shot not meant for a delete :)

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  14. It looks lovely, and not photo-shopped at all.

    Happy weekend!

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  15. Looks great ! Wonderful intense colors !

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  16. A great effect. Nice job resurrecting this shot.

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  17. That was indeed a great find. By the way, thanks for dropping in earlier. I really needed some comfort. It's hard to let go of someone you love.

    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  19. Very nice surprise! Your software turned this into a beauty!

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  20. What a pleasant surprise :)

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  21. Great capture how ever you did it!

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  22. i love the effects. well done. :)

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  23. The result is a very successful experimental image!
    Good for you. A wonderful image.

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  24. I like very much both composition and colourtones !

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  25. oh what a surprise indeed! the bud is really lovely, well, the enhancing has paid off! i'm a lazy bum as well. i just do a little tweaking. i'm not fond of complex pp techniques. :)

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  26. Fine color and great contrast! Beautiful!

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  27. Now THAT was a very nice surprise, Maria!!! Good for you. :)

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  28. It is brilliant!
    Love the orange colour which is the theme for next week! ;)

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  29. I'm inspired by the story. I normally delete trashy shots. But nothing's trashy enough pala.=)

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  30. We really get beautiful surprises most of the times and this is one of them...really marvelous...

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