These are jars of opal. Because Opal isn’t very pretty unless it is either wet or polished, these rough stones are stored in water so that the potential buyer can see what she or he is buying.
I mostly followed Doris’ instructions on how to make a frame… Since I used a black frame and the blog currently has a black background, you should enlarge if you really want to see it.
Post processing consisted of cropping, adding vibrancy to the rasberries and removing some of the saturation from the greenery, and added some vignette. All that was done in Aperture. I then sent it to PSE to be framed.
These berries were found on “Blueberry Hill.”
Yesterday morning I was up and out early — still not early enough to catch the 5:30ish sunrise, but still early enough to catch a bit of softer light. I stayed close to home, visited the site at the end of my row located on the East Wash.
I decided to work on Karen’s mini assignment since it would also help me learn a bit more about my new camera.
A few comments on the above two photos:
Karen S suggested that I crop one of my cactus photos from the Friday Assignment, Close to Home. I thought her suggestion good and that it would be easy to do. Ha! I cropped about ten ways before settling on this one. I do think this crop greatly improves the photo.
Is this what you had in mind, Karen S?