Using A Pair of Sunglasses To Create An Effect To A Picture

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Few months ago one friend at Kampret group gave me a good construction comment to one of my pictures. I took a picture which the sky looked so pale and dull due to its very bright light. Since I only am using a digital pocket camera, Kodak Easy Share C713, and not having a UV filter so he suggested me to use a pair of polarized sunglasses. Yes, it is a trick just like taking macro photography with a magnifying glass.

Two days ago the weather was very good. It was sunshine and very bright. So I went out to a country park for taking pictures using my sunglasses. Unfortunately I only have an ordinary one and it is a brown colour. Obviously I cannot use it as a filter as my friend mentioned it. But I thought why not just use it and see what result would come up later. In my mind at the time I thought that I would convert the image into the warm nuance and perhaps it would be easier if I took picture and used my sunglasses to create the effect.

Here my original shot

Playing with sunglasses

My original image

To make my picture more impressive so I edited it with Picassa. With its tone tools I increased the shadow and the colour temperature until I got a nice tone that I liked. Then later applied warmify to create a warm nuance.

And here my result

Playing with my sunglasses

My editing image

What do you think? What is your impression to those pictures? Do you have any special trick when taking pictures or creating special effect? Would you like to share it with me?

Forget-me-not, Remember-me-yes!

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Forget-me-not. What a name! And who will forget these tiny and cute flowers? I won’t! Forget-me-not, Remember-me-yes!

Yesterday I went to a country park and saw these cute tiny blue flowers. I had to use my magnifying glass to shot them in macro. Otherwise I wouldn’t get any good photographs due to the technical ability of my Kodak Easy Share C713.

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Macrophotography by Using A Magnifying Glass

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Few weeks ago one friend of mine at Kampretklik group suggested me to use a magnifying glass in order to produce macro images as one of his friend does it. The reason why he suggested me to use it instead of 50 mm lens, which I cannot afford it at the moment, is because I am keen to take pictures of small objects such as insects or something like that. It is pretty obvious that I cannot produce macro images with my Kodak Easy Share C713 for the objects that its dimension is about one cm or less.

So currently I am experimenting and still practicing to shoot macro images by combining my camera with my 60 mm and 5x of magnifying glass.

Here some of my results:

My macro using magnifying glass

Lotus corniculatus or Bird’s-foot-trefoil

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My macro using magnifying glass

The bee, the fly, and garden grape-hyacinth flower (Muscari armeniacum)

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My macro using magnifying glass

The bee and the flower that been torn by.

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My macro using magnifying glass

The fly on the grass.

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My macro using magnifying glass

A pair of ladybirds or ladybugs or 'kumbang koksi/kepik' in Indonesian.