Flowers around Sam’s neighbourhood

It’s spring time now in Melbourne, and I’m dying to be there!!!


Spring is like the perfect season.

…It means amazing weather, flowers are blooming, people are out and about in summer dresses and on the beach, and other awesome things. ♥

Sam knows how much I like flowers and taking pictures of them, so this afternoon he went around his neighbourhood taking pictures of all his neighbours flowers in their lawns and gardens for me to look at, hehe!

I decided to have some fun playing around with the images, and since I always get tons of questions from people asking me how I edit my images, I thought of doing this post to share some pretty images and also this would show you guys the difference for my photos Before and After post-processing.

Heaps of time and effort go into making the pics on my blog pretty, but I really don’t know how to explain how clearly how I edit them, it’s not like I do every single one of them the same way.

They’re all different! So I guess you’ll have just to spot the differences yourself.

I like super contrasty and colorful pictures.. composition and lighting is also very important to me.

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All these were taken by Sam,
with Sam’s brother’s random compact digital camera.

For a compact cam I think the shots came out pretty decent! Very sharp images.. for the ones that Sam managed to focus properly, at least!

Ok, so put your cursor over the edited images and you’ll see the original picture!

(got this idea from Wendy)












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I know they look more “normal” in their original state (it has its own kind of beauty.. the raw, realistic kind!), but I like my flower shots to be over-the-top and dramatic. I always imagine flowers in a whimsical fairyland, like Alice in Wonderland! I’m sure her flowers aren’t normal.

I’m reaalllyyy feeling like shooting recently, haven’t used my DSLR in awhile..

That’s all for today!!!!