Lily Pads Resting Before Night Fall
I like to show the emotion and beauty of what I discover. Last summer I spent a full day in a Oka National Park chasing flowers and insects with a macro lens. It was extremely difficult to shoot these subjects as it was a windy day. I got a few shots that were ok but my overall crop of that day resumed in a few pictures that were acceptable. So instead of leaving early that day, I decided to go to a small pond in that park hoping that the wind would subside before night fall and hoping that I could capture a few insects or nice lily pads before sundown.
I did not see or find anything interesting to shoot at. But something caught my attention it was a group of lily pads on that pond and what I really notice was the contrast of the leaves laying on the water. I shot them and looking at the image on the screen after shooting seemed pretty ordinary to me.
Once I got home I opened the raw file and work on it with Nik Software, I darkened the water and use a filter in Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 called Monday Morning. It applies a smear and desaturated the light green color to my liking. Monday Morning filter is my favorite because it gives a dreamy look to pictures. So the lesson in all this is do not believe your screen wait and try a few of your favorite filters before deleting a picture.