#171/366 Blog Photo Challenge – Creeping Thyme Blooms & My First Attempt To Use Camera Raw & Other Photoshop Tools
I took time cleaning and De-weeding my two garden beds today. I was able to sow the corn seeds to the first bed too. My research says peas and other bean family plants enriches the soil with nitrogen, which then is the primary fertilizer that corn plants need as they are the plants that needs heavy feeding. And since I was able to plant peas in the first garden bed, I decided not to take them out yet as they are thriving from the bunny attack in the previous weeks, and that they will help in fertilizing that garden bed for the corn. Thank God, my husband and I finished setting up the fence around the garden beds last week. I almost lost hope of harvesting veggies in my garden this year, after I saw what the bunnies did to my plants. Now that there is fence around it, my plants are perky; my broccoli, red & romaine lettuce are showing young foliage which I can harvest for our fresh veggie salad tonight. I was able to harvest a small handful of snap peas today. George helped me in watering the plants. I read books with him this afternoon. I took him and Vince in their regular baths, we enjoyed our roll & hotdog lunch, and have butter pecan ice cream to quench our thirst from the hot weather today. I let them both play in our dining room which is now turned into a play room as we have tiny rooms in our house and they need an area where they can play. I went to my computer and played with the Adobe Photoshop 5 a little bit, and thought these pictures will be interesting to share with 366 Blog Photo Challenge today.
What I have in this first and second photo, are the pictures of creeping thyme flowers that I took from our front porch. This small mound just looks like an ordinary weed, creeping in our front steps. When someone steps on it, it gives off a nice herb & mint smell. I haven’t used it in my cooking. I remember we got its root from one of our gardening class. The name is just interesting to remember and this plant is perfect if you want a fragrant and herb type of a garden. There blooms are so tiny and it’s hard to take pictures of it on an ordinary camera. Thanks to the fish eye lenses that I bought for my Nikon Coolpix point and shoot camera, I was able to capture a perfect macro picture of its tiny flowers. The second photo is the tunnel effect of having fish eye lenses. Having it is sort of a trying-hard macro photographer in me, as I can’t afford buying one of those DSLR cameras. Oh how I wish I could have one someday!
This is the original picture that I took from my point and shoot camera. Notice it is a little bit blurry and dark (I also have a dark skin).
This is the after-picture after I enhanced the original picture using Camera Raw tool in Adobe Photoshop 5. I was able to take off the nasty dark pimple just below my nose (you can see that difference from the original photo above) by using the Patch tool.
(I deleted 1 picture here. It was just embarrassing to share it. waaa!)
I just thought of being adventurous a little bit and I used the Dodge tool to lighten my face a little bit. I just thought I have overdone it.
What do you think of my picture folks? Which ones do you like best?
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