Hey, hey, hey everyone! In today’s post, I compiled 50 photos for my 50th blog post here on WordPress! Also, on Saturday (5/29/2021) you were able to help me hit 50 follows which was so perfect! Now I am on the 50th Blog Post, with 50 Follows, and I am about to show you 50 photos! You all are absolutely incredible, and I cannot thank you all enough for this!
Before I get started, I wanted to mention that for this post, I put together a timelapse of me editing all of these photos! I spent hours editing it, and it came out to be about a half an hour video, even at 8x speed! I found a ton of really cool music to go along with the edit too, I hope that you enjoy it! You can check it out at the link below on Rumble:
Let me know if you all like Rumble on your end… I am not a huge fan of the platform, but I am struggling to find a better alternative.
For the very first photo in this post, I have a photo of a Teasel! I did the edit in Photoscape X using one of the texture overlays! I have kind of become addicted to these texture overlays, I think that they can really add to photos.
Next I have a photo of a fly that I got recently. I edited this in Photoscape as well and actually attempted to put it on Pixabay but… Sadly it was not approved for whatever reason.
For this photo I switched gears a bit and did the edit in Photoshop Elements. I am not entirely happy with this edit but added that odd lens flare to make the photo a bit interesting, even if it wouldn’t be realistic.
This photo was edited in Polarr and, unlike the last photo, I really like how it came out! I did some color enhancements and added a lot more contrast.
Here is a photo of a Robin out near my house! I did some minor photo enhancements in Photoshop Elements.
Here is another photo that I edited in Polarr. I like making flowers pop and feel that isolating them in edits with vignetting and decreasing the shadows really gives off the isolation effect!
Oh my, Oh my! I edited this photo in Pixlr X, and it was just as laggy as last time! After editing in very nice editors just minutes prior, the lag was really frustrating. I really do think that it is a decent editor, but this lag is not very nice.
For this photo of a dogwood flower I, again, edited in Polarr. The photo wasn’t quite in focus on the flower, so to make up for it, I made the whole photo compliment it and so it would give the impression that I used soft focus.
This shot is of a plane passing overhead. I added a sun to the sky since it was so cloudy but feel that it looks out of place… It can be so hard looking back at edits 😂
Up, Up, Up! I have a lot of bird photos in this collection… I have recently been looking up a bit more to watch out for them! This is another photo edited in Polarr. I think that Polarr is probably my current favorite free editor. The end photo is a bit grainier than I intended it to be.
I thought that this bird looked super interesting. I love the blue on its neck. I did a small edit in Photoshop Elements to bring out the colors and crop in a bit. Looking back at this edit, I definitely think that it would look better with some minor vignetting.
Another bird shot! This is an Oriole that I had been following. It did eventually perch for this photo!
This photo is of a singing bird. As you can see, there was a period of grey and cloudy days when I took these photos. Some photographers like clouds, but I prefer a nice sun, especially in the golden hour.
Fake or real? I rendered in these clouds and am not sure if they look fake or not. My hope was to have them look natural, but I am not entirely sure if I pulled it off…
Editing can sometimes be super difficult in certain situations, this was one of them. I wanted a simple edit, so I tried a simple editor; Ultimate Photo, but it wasn’t giving me a nice effect. I did Finally settle on Polarr and got a photo that I was pleased with.
I find that brightening shadows is a difficult thing. Either you brighten them and just leave the photo with a lot of grain, or you use noise reduction which can make photos a bit too soft… I went for a silhouette of sorts and just took the shadows down all the way. It certainly depends on the photo, but I feel that silhouetting worked well for this photo.
This shot was taken by a dam. There was a family of ducks swimming down the river! I discovered in the edit that HDR really makes water pop.
Run away children! These were the little ducklings of the duck in the last photo. They were swimming super quickly away from the parents! It was adorable. 😊🦆
This photo is an example of making do with what you have. I had switched lenses to take some macro shots and this bird soared over head! I wanted to capture it, so I just used the macro lens and was able to get an okay shot.
These birds had been soaring over my head for a while and as I went for a photo, they both flew in frame! It was just perfect for me to get a photo.
Yay! The timelapse actually just finished exporting from Adobe while I am writing! Anyways… This photo is of a tiny bird that I had been following with my camera. They were everywhere, but this one got close enough for me to snap a photo.
For this photo edit, I went back into Photoshop Elements. I was trying to use a layer edit, which I knew very little about then. It didn’t go well for this edit, so I stuck with what I knew for the time being.
Landscape photography is one type of photography that I do not do very often. If there is a cool landscape, then I’ll snap a photo, but I don’t put as much thought into it. I need to improve upon that. For the edit I added clouds at the top of the mountain. Looking back now, I think that they look very unnatural.
Here is another simple landscape shot. I think that this is an odd shot because of the lake’s shoreline. The shore is curved, so it looks like my photo isn’t straight when it really is 😂.
Sun spots are really nice for taking contrasty photos. There was a patch of sun coming through the trees on these dandelions making an interesting colour profile.
As you can see from the photos, I got some more blue skies. I still think some of these photos look a bit darker though. I guess I should criticize finished edits too much.
This photo was of this very uncooperative turtle. It was sitting on this log and when I went to go a bit closer, it jumped right into the lake. Wonderful! I still got this photo, which I can’t really complain about. I was editing this in Photoshop Elements where I was still trying to figure out layered edits (getting closer).
Finally! I figured it out! AKA: I went to Adobe’s website to learn 😂. I now know what I was missing out on; Layered edits are so, so much nicer.
My favourite time of day for photography! Sunset! The sun was shining through the trees and I loved the way these leaves were shining in the sunset light!
For this photo, I tried to switch things up with some more dull tones. I think that it was cool for a change, but I still like more vibrant colors.
Green! I took this photo as it was getting greener! I just wanted to illustrate the green tones that were coming out for spring/summer!
This photo is back in Photoscape using those textures!
Blue tone time! I wanted to edit this photo was some blue tones. Sadly it had some consequences in the way that I edited, the mountains weren’t able to be as bright. Always fun to try changing up editing styles!
I love the Photoscape HDR and Magic Colour processing. For this photo, it really brought out the red in the wood and dirt!
This photo was of a very beat up tree. I really wish people wouldn’t do this to trees. Not only does it let bugs in, but it isn’t pretty! I am also realizing as I write this that this is the only b&w photo for this post!
Trees in the winter always look so bare, unless they are evergreens. I think that if I went back to take this photo now, the shot would look a lot better. Sadly, the winter gloom made this photo boring to me and I never got to post it. With some Photoscape colour enhancement, I was able to help improve the photo.
This is another older photo from the winter. I think that I just never posted these because I don’t like how gloomy things look in the winter. The ice kinda looks cool though!
I think that this photo is a good representation of what you can find if you search hard enough! This was another shot from the winter, but it was fairly red and with some help from Photshop, I made it even brighter red.
This is a photo of this little sculpture. I can’t remember where it is from, so I hope that there are no issues with photos of it being online!
I believe that I did post this photo somewhere… I edited it differently to get a different kind of photo from before.
I thought that this flower looked really awesome with the light shining through it! I added some vignetting around it to make it shine out a bit more!
Here is a photo where my phone was struggling a bit. I didn’t have my camera with me when I took this and the light was confusing the phone and made the shot look a bit odd. I embraced it though and just made the edit compliment the photo.
Here is another mobile shot! This was more ideal lighting for my Pixel and so I got a nicer shot!
This is a photo of an azalea after rainfall. I think that raindrops look really cool, especially after you bump up clarity in edits!
Here is another photo taken around sunset!
This shot gave me a lot of trouble in edits. I wanted vignetting, but was trying to do it manually. I sadly could only get white, which I couldn’t get rid of… Finally, I gave in and went through the guided.
Artificial colouring. I went into this edit wanting to do something a bit different and decided near the end to change the colour of the flower… I was in Polarr, which I had never tried this in… It worked out well once I figured out how to do it in Polarr. The original colour was blue.
This should have been photo 50, but I have no clue where I screwed up! I will add one more for you instead. I think that the timelapse is right…
This photo was one that I used for a timelapse for my medium post on Galaxybook 2021 software.
50, 50, 50!
Thank you so, so much for 50 follows on my 50th blog post! I really hope that you enjoyed these 50 photos! This post took quite some time to put together, so it would be outstanding if you could drop a comment saying which photo was your favourite!
Also, yesterday was my one-year anniversary with WordPress. I started developing and designing the site one year ago! Thank you for all of your support, my friends!
Thank you so much for reading, I will be back next week with another big post! Be sure to follow, so you don’t miss it!
-Digital Wonders & Smiles