Sandy P Photos: Blog http://www.sandyp.com/blog en-us (C) Sandy P Photos sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) Tue, 03 Oct 2017 22:45:00 GMT Tue, 03 Oct 2017 22:45:00 GMT http://www.sandyp.com/img/s/v-5/u749110900-o9781907-50.jpg Sandy P Photos: Blog http://www.sandyp.com/blog 90 120 Dahlias http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/10/dahlias I finally found some dahlias at a nursery. I don't know why, but I am having a difficult time finding them in my area. This is a photo of a dahlia with a  gradient background. If you click on the image, you'll see one with a textured background. I couldn't decide which background I preferred. I also tried a plain white background as well as another gradient background that you can see in my Flower Gallery.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) dahlias diptych sonya7rii sonyalpha http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/10/dahlias Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:04:28 GMT
The Classic Rose http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/9/the-classic-rose I found this lovely rose yesterday and just had to share a photo. I photographed it twice, and you can see both images by clicking on the image on the right.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) flower hybrid tea rose ilce-7m2 macro nik software pink rose rose sonya7rii sonyalpha topaz software http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/9/the-classic-rose Thu, 28 Sep 2017 22:51:56 GMT
The Classical Iris http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/9/the-classical-iris I decided to photograph an Iris since I had never photographed one before. I tried different backgrounds from textured, pure white and gradient. I can't decide which one I like best. You can see al three by clicking on the photo on the right.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) flower iris purple sonya7rii sonyalpha topaz software http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/9/the-classical-iris Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:15:51 GMT
Yellow Rose http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/8/golden-rose I took two photos of this rose.  One photo is more of a yellow or gold color and the other one is more of a orange color.  I couldn't decide which color I liked more. You can see both versions by clicking on the photo on the right. It is the same rose, processed differently.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) close-up flower macro rose sonya7rii sonyalpha topaz impression http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/8/golden-rose Mon, 28 Aug 2017 18:31:35 GMT
Dahlias with Background http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/8/dahlias-with-background I tried adding a colorful background to this pair of Dahlias. I had originally photographed them with a white background on my led light pad. I liked it, but I thought that a colorful background would be nice for a change.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) colorful dahlias flowers sonya7rii sonyalpha topaz software http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/8/dahlias-with-background Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:29:01 GMT
Greeting Cards http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/8/greeting-cards I've been making some photo greeting cards with my flower photos.  This is one example. The photos can be placed on the front of a card and personalized with a message to match the occasion.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) dahlia flower pink sonya7rii sonyalpha white background http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/8/greeting-cards Mon, 14 Aug 2017 05:36:29 GMT
Dahlias http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/8/dahlias I've been looking for some Dahlias all summer and finally found some yesterday at Home Depot. I took this photo against my led light pad and used just a slight amount of Topaz Impression.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) dahlia flower pink sonya7rii sonyalpha white background http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/8/dahlias Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:04:34 GMT
The Popular Daisy http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/7/the-popular-daisy I took two photos of this daisy, but couldn't decide on which background I liked best, so I decided to post them both. I processed the photo using the blur filter in Photoshop on the background and just a very small amount of Topaz Impression. I added a texture to the photo on the right. If you want to see both photos, just click on the photo on the right.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) daisy flower gerbera daisy sonya7rii sonyalpha topaz software http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/7/the-popular-daisy Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:26:02 GMT
Red and Yellow Daisy http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/7/red-and-yellow-daisy I've been searching for some dahlias to photograph, but they seem to be scarce in my area, so I decided to use this daisy. I usually choose much larger daisies, but I thought that the coloring of this daisy was particularly striking.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) black background close-up daisy flower gerbera daisy sonya7rii sonyalpha topaz glow http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/7/red-and-yellow-daisy Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:58:49 GMT
Another Gerbera Daisy http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/4/another-gerbera-daisy Daisies are plentiful this time of year, and I love to photograph them.  It's difficult to take a bad image of a daisy, after all.  Anyway, I just added two photos of the same Gerbera Daisy to my flowers page because I just couldn't decide which one I liked best.  One example is on the right.  To see both images, just click on the daisy.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) Gerbera Daisy SonyA7RII Sonyalpha Topaz Glow daisy flower macro http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/4/another-gerbera-daisy Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:06:58 GMT
The Gerbera Daisy http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/3/the-gerbera-daisy The Gerbera Daisy has got to be the easiest flower to photograph. The large petals and the central disk florets differ in all the variations, but all are quite beautiful.  This is my latest Gerbera Daisy photo.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) Gerbera Daisy SonyA7RII Sonyalpha Topaz software daisy flower macro http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/3/the-gerbera-daisy Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:16:50 GMT
The Osteospermum http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/3/the-osteospermum I found some osteospermum flowers on my walk yesterday.  I tried to photograph and process them a little differently from my usual process.  Here are two examples.  I'm not sure if I like them.  The first one has a gradient background, and the second one has a painterly background.  Click on the image to see both versions.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) Osteospermum SonyA7RII Sonyalpha flower macro http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/3/the-osteospermum Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:14:54 GMT
White Ranunculus http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/3/white-ranunculus I have discovered the beauty of the Ranunculus flower.  I have previously added a red, yellow and a pink ranunculus to my collection. The latest addition is a white Ranunculus.  I'm hoping to get some more blooms from the plants I bought, so I can practice taking more photos.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) SonyA7RII Sonyalpha flower green background macro ranunculus white http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/3/white-ranunculus Sat, 04 Mar 2017 00:47:23 GMT
The Ranunculus Flower http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/2/the-ranunculus-flower I found some Ranunculus plants at Home Depot, and since I had never photographed them before, I bought a few to experiment with.  This is a picture of a pink one.  I also photographed a red and yellow flower.  They almost look like roses when they are in full bloom.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) SonyA7RII Sonyalpha black background flower macro ranunculus http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/2/the-ranunculus-flower Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:26:16 GMT
Yellow Chrysanthemum for New Year http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/1/yellow-chrysanthemum-for-new-year With an auspicious meaning for Chinese New Year, the Chrysanthemum symbolises perfection, optimism and joy. This is one of the photos that I took. It was focus stacked with 25 images in Helicon Focus and enhanced with Topaz Glow at a very low opacity.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) SonyA7RII Sonyalpha chrysanthemum flower macro mum yellow http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/1/yellow-chrysanthemum-for-new-year Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:01:09 GMT
Pink Transvaal Daisy http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/1/pink-transvaal-daisy I haven't done much photography during the holiday season, but I was given some daisies as a gift and this is one of them.  I love daisies and the color pink so I am naturally drawn to them.  In addition, there doesn't seem to be too much variety of flowers to choose from during the winter months.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) Gerbera Pink SonyA7RII Sonyalpha Transvaal daisy close-up daisy flower macro http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2017/1/pink-transvaal-daisy Sun, 08 Jan 2017 02:26:30 GMT
Pink Gerbera Daisy http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2016/12/pink-gerbera-daisy I took two photos of this daisy and processed them differently.  I tried to leave one as natural as possible, but I wanted a more artistic look for the other version. Both were focused stacked with Helicon Focus.  I have the artistic version to the right of this post. If you click on it, you'll see version 2, which I think looks more natural.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) Gerbera SonyA7RII Sonyalpha Topaz Glow Topaz Software artistic daisy flower macro pink http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2016/12/pink-gerbera-daisy Sun, 18 Dec 2016 20:51:52 GMT
Pink Victory Rose http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2016/11/pink-victory-rose I found this little rose plant at the grocery store.  The tag on it said it was a Victory Rose. I looked it up and found that the Victory rose is a hybrid tea rose that blooms continuously all summer with big, double, perfectly-formed blooms with a wonderful fragrance.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) SonyA7RII Sonyalpha Topaz software Victory Rose flower macro pastel pink rose rose http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2016/11/pink-victory-rose Thu, 17 Nov 2016 01:57:07 GMT
Chrysanthemum for Fall http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2016/10/chrysanthemum-for-fall Chrysanthemums always remind me of Fall.  I found an orange and yellow bunch of mums yesterday at Trader Joe's, and couldn't resist adding them next to my front door as a reminder of the season.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) Fall SonyA7RII Sonyalpha Topaz Glow chrysanthemum flower macro mum http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2016/10/chrysanthemum-for-fall Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:03:41 GMT
Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan) http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2016/10/rudbeckia-black-eyed-susan I'm always trying to find flowers that I haven't photographed before, so I bought a potted Rudbeckia yesterday.  It is commonly known as a Black-eyed Susan and is the Maryland state flower.  Anyway, I love the gold petals and the dark center. If you click on the image or "Read the Full Post", you can see a closer photo of the seed head.

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sandy@sandyp.com (Sandy P Photos) SonyA7RII Sonyalpha Topaz software black-eyed susan flower macro nature rudbeckia http://www.sandyp.com/blog/2016/10/rudbeckia-black-eyed-susan Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:36:00 GMT