After being somewhat
dismayed, confused, baffled by last week's Creative Photography Contest winner (how did he do that??), I wasn't sure what on earth I was going to come up with for this week myself. People submit some really outstanding photographs for the contest and as far as photography goes, I am definitely still at rookie status! Still, I enjoy joining in every week to not only look at everyone's great photos but to get some valuable feedback regarding my own photography skills - or lack thereof! - to see where I can improve.
After looking through my files for a potentially good Creative Photography Contest submission, I decided to play with the picture below that I took last Thursday evening while coming home from the airport after dropping Jamie off. Yes, it's those sunflowers again that I've been posting pictures of all week but you can't tell that - yet!
After playing around with the picture a bit using Picasa2, this is what I finally came up with! See! There are sunflowers in all that darkness!
I rather like the way it came out as it almost has tones of a painting rather than a picture. The light that you see glowing on the left side was from the headlights of an oncoming car which I think adds to the picture. Of course, it's my picture and I'm partial to it but still ... I think it's pretty cool! What do you guys think?
To see what other people are submitting this week, be sure to go over to Roger's Creative Photography blog and check out the linkies for Contest #8. Good luck to everyone playing this week and thanks, Roger, for hosting this!