Just a favorite little spot, and a beautiful flower from there.
Filbert St. Steps in San Francisco. Ever heard of it? It’s the best secret spot there. Guaranteed to be tourist free most of the time, mainly because it is STEEP. But it’s once in a lifetime. A tropical secret path on the backside of the Coit Tower hill, kept up beautifully by the people who live off the pathway. Quiet, green, beautiful views… it’s got it all. I love it. Also absurdly romantic… But the best part is something I haven’t even seen, which is the flock of wild parrots (pet escapees for 40+ years) which lives on this hillside as well. So you have views of the Bay Bridge, the wharf area, Coit Tower, and beautiful, unimaginably tropical foliage and animals. All on a deserted San Francisco street. What’s not to love?
I’ll post a pic of the pathway soon… I was just so in love with this flower against the palms that I had to show it off.
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I took this image at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Denver, CO, with my new wide angle lens. The first set of images to be taken with that lens, in fact (this was cropped so you can’t really tell). I really liked the beautiful spring blossoms and wanted to share them. As usual for my photos, I felt the blue sky of that morning detracted from the flowers so I desaturated the sky quite a bit. Hope you like the image!
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Another sweet newborn photo. I really, really enjoyed doing the newborn pictures, even with the baby waking up and crying often. The images are so sweet and so wonderful to have around forever! I also like the flower headband- so over the top as to be perfect for photography!
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Not much to add to this that wasn’t on the post a few days ago (similar photo). I desaturated this one a bit, but otherwise the editing was similar… this one was a bit more straightforward Photoshop work, if you know what I mean.
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And now for something completely different…
Really, the whole idea of a daily photo blog is to force you into more creativity and finding opportunities for photographs beyond the usual. This was a good example of it. I set my camera for a relatively long exposure (1/8th of a second) and spun the camera (handheld) while I took the picture. I tried it a lot, and came out with a few decent, interesting images. I then processed it in photoshop with some fun tricks- OnOne PhotoTools to get some glowy blur, and Topaz Adjust to get some color “pop”. Like I said, it was an experiment. But one I like the results of! Maybe next I’ll try spinning it on the tripod…
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This was a flower I photographed in my studio, checking the lighting and playing with the depth of field. I really like how the shallow depth of field softened this lily… it came out well I thought! Anyways, another for my flower gallery- www.kelleybard.com/flowers is the direct line, I believe…
This weekend I went on a photo journey. As with most of my explorations these days, it was a multi-task deal- I had a workshop I was attending in Boulder, CO so I brought my camera and shot photos like a madman in between! Lots of images that will be posted in the next months will be from this trip… fun fun fun! I also got a new wide angle lens after some serious thought (planned to purchase it later, but with the tsunami and subsequent product slowdowns from Japan, it seemed prudent. Or that was my excuse). I LOVE IT. Expect many horrible and hopefully some not so horrible photos in the future as I grow in understanding with this… it’s damn fun, though. And I’ll try to keep the horrible ones in the trashcan where they belong.
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I held onto this photo for a while, knowing how I wanted it to look but just not getting around to it. The original background was a lit black sheet, so dark greyish, which I wanted to darken. The colors weren’t so dramatic and the purple wasn’t as noticeable (and the bright orange not nearly that color!). So I hit Photoshop and edited and played until the colors got right. Other than that I only had to do a bit of cloning.
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I’m off to go to my first solo art show! Wish me luck at the “LifeScapes” show at The Red Tent Women’s Center in Durango, CO tonight!