The challenge was to improve the quality of this i-phone photo, below.
I took it this morning whilst out walking.
It was very sunny and the image has come out very poorly.
There is a bee in the stamens, which was supposed to be my subject.
I found it hard to be crouched down under a tree laden with flowers hosting busy bees.
Trying to get the right angle on my subject using an i-phone, put my hand dangerously close to my subject.
I don’t recommend anyone trying this.
It was amazing that I was not stung by the bees.
Next time I will use an automatic zoom on my camera.
Looking at the image now, I can see that the gumnuts, flowers and leaves are the main subjects.
I really like the effect of the blue sky in the background.
Before sending it to the trash bucket, I thought that I would do some playing around with the filters on my photo editing program picmonkey.com.
I really like my final result.
The gumnuts glowing are now the main focus of the image. I love the feathery effect of the light shining through the stamens and the dark image of the bee.
I chose to use a heavy black filter around the edges of the image, to contrast with the strong light of the gumnuts.
So with just a bit of fiddling with different filters, I was able to save
this image and create a something worthwhile.
So don’t assume that a photo needs to be trashed.
Play with your programs filters and a whole new picture might emerge.