Thursday, May 26, 2011

Reflections on a Reflection, for Skywatch

I love when the farmer floods the pecan orchards surrounding our house. They look like this. 


Or, they can be rotated to look like this. You can hardly tell that this is upside-down, or can you?


Using the same upside-down view and some of the special effects at Picnik, they can also look like this...

HSL (hue, saturation, and lightness) variations

Another HSL

And another
 ... or this...
Heat Map
 ... or even this...
HDR-ish (HDR stands for high dynamic range imaging)
For skies of all hues and degrees of saturation, be sure to visit Skywatch Friday.

20 comments:

becky said...

Great shots... and fun playing! It's nice to see so much water in the desert, isn't it?

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

WOW, VERY COOL!!

JC said...

You are having too much fun today aren't you ...

I do love the reflections of your Pecan Orchards. My own cherry trees have turned my driveway all pink. It seems as soon as they bloom, it's rainy and windy and I get this pink world.

whatandysees said...

Good to see you enjoying yourself!..... the original works fine for me however, you can't beat flat water and blue skies!... well spotted and well captured!....:)

Fjällripan said...

Beautiful reflections!

Bare Mio said...

Great shots!
Hard to tell which one is upside-down.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific reflections and great ones for the day!! I can tell that you're having fun!! I love it! Isn't it great to realize you can still get excited about "things" and have fun exploring? This is what keeps us young and having fun! Keep it up! And have a fun filled weekend!

Sylvia

Pretty Life Online said...

nice shots!!! Have a great weekend! Hoping you can visit @ my little corner.

Martha Z said...

You found a good image to experiment with. That flooded orchard made a nice reflective surface.

Kay L. Davies said...

Lots of fun! I love the first two photos, Clair.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful image; amazing how it looks almost the same upside down. I enjoyed all of your creative variations too. :)

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Great shots...I am always drawn to reflections. I see good shots every day I have to pass by because they are reflections in streams and ponds along the canal on the way to work (it's on a highway). Love that you had such a good time with one shot...and shared!

Judy said...

It can be interesting to play with the colours like this! I never think of it, though, so I was surprised to see what you came up with!

Ms. Becky said...

you're really having fun here and I'm liking the results. your image is serene. I'm unfamiliar with the practice of flooding pecan fields but it makes for lovely reflections. I'd find myself looking forward to this every year!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful reflections.

forgetmenot said...

Great refections and isn't it fun to "mess around" with the different applications. Nice work. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful shot and reflection! Great work

morningbrayfarm.com said...

How beautiful - and how cool!

Sivinden said...

Fascinating - you turn the world upside down and we hardly notice it!

urban muser said...

great reflections!