Still going about my mundane office tasks… and looking for things to do during the slow day. I decided to poke around in the mail room storage shelves. And guess what I found? An umbrella! Where else would you find such an object in the desert, except in some dusty, sandy corner of a forgotten area of the building?
For post-processing in PSE (my Aperture trial has ended), I “selected” the umbrella and used auto smart fix to bring out the brighter color. (I experimented with levels, contast, etc, but decided the auto smart fix had best results.) Then I inverted the selection and used a slight Gaussian Blur (radius: 1.9 pixels) on the background.
I took several photos trying to capture more of the other objects in this messy nook, but with each, I lost the significance of the umbrella.
This was taken with my Canon Powershot SD950 IS; shutter speed at 1/60; aperture: f/5.0; focal length: 23.5 mm; Flash On; ISO Speed: 200.