Week two of Swan Dive is in full swing. This is an image I've been working on. I shot the photograph at Crescent Beach. (Click image to see it full sized.) If you've been following along, it's the same seed pod field that Rise Up was from, only this view is looking out to sea. I had a very good time playing around with it and this is how it ended up. I am especially fond of the creases in the sky.
I shot these trees at the beginning of the year. Next to Autumn trees, I love Winter trees best. I love how the branches silhouette against the sky. There's a unique beauty in the starkness. I love the bokeh in this. (Bokeh is the blur or the aesthetic of the blur-the way the lense renders out-of-focus points of light.)
I am definitely looking at my photos in a new way in terms of post processing. I've never been one to mess with them all that much once they've been uploaded from the memory card. The main skill I've been using up until now is cropping, which I think is its own art. It's been fun going through old photos and finding new ways of transforming them into something special.