Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge
When I take photos outside, I can’t really see how the picture is going to look, since it’s too bright to see the LCD screen. So I just take LOTS of pictures and hope some of them will be in focus.
By the time I edit them on my computer, I have often forgotten what it was that I was aiming for. I have to zoom in and scroll around to see what’s there. Sometimes I get wonderful surprises, and I am always thrilled with those pictures that show me things I couldn’t have seen with my own poor eyesight.
This was one of those pictures. When I first opened it, I thought, “There’s nothing in this picture! Did I take it by accident?” But I zoomed in and finally noticed the dragonfly, merged perfectly with the stick it’s resting on.
I played with color saturation and lighting levels. I liked the way the transparent wings merged with the colors of the water, but their texture provided a contrast and focus.