May 10, 2012

After the Rain

Some big storms rolled through here last weekend.  (I know I’m super late sharing these pics.  Raise your hand if you have a demanding, full-time job and are raising four kids.  Right, I know you forgive me!)

These are two of my favorite shots taken on a leisurely stroll when the rain stopped for a short while mid-morning on Sunday.

Do you have a favorite below?  The second shot didn’t turn out quite as I would have liked, so your feedback is helpful!

After the Rain Photo #1.  From flowers to tree leaves, I snapped all kinds of plants with water dripping from them.  While I always prefer flowers to just green, this was my favorite shot of the whole lot.

After the Rain Photo #2. Okay, be honest…  Can you tell this is an image of my daughter holding an umbrella checking out her reflection in a puddle?  If I had any talent whatsoever with Photoshop, I’d make the colors in the reflection a bit stronger.  In other news, this did help me figure out how to do a shot like this.  When I first saw this shot back in February, I tried every angle possible one sunny day and finally gave up thinking they Photoshopped the picture!  Any tips before I take my next stab at puddles?

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Join the conversation! 15 Comments

  1. I actually like the second shot. I wish I was more knowledgeable about photography so I don’t have any tips for puddles. Though I would love to see something like this jumping in a puddle with the umbrella.

  2. I can tell exactly what #2 is, and I LIKE it! Very creative. I think that photo you linked to was Photoshop’d.

    • Really? Well that gives me a lot more confidence. It’s a cool shot, but my personal opinion that enhancing a digital photo too much afterward (while cool) isn’t really photography.

  3. These are great shots, especially the second one. It really tells a story, with the two different shoes.

    • Thanks, Victoria! The story I see with the two different colored shoes is that I have a free-spirited, independent daughter. (She’s been wearing the pair like that for a few weeks.) And I’m proud of that story! 🙂

  4. Great post, great photos. Especially nr. 2! 🙂

  5. The second picture is very clever! I love it! You did a great job 🙂

  6. I like the second one too. 🙂 No need to photoshop it, the reflection is great!


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About Sage Scott

Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


Photography, Plants and Flowers, Water


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