Kimberly J Tilley

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Playing with Filters

I have a few filters, but I rarely use them. I mostly just use my polarized filter.  I took out the diopter filter and sepia filter last Sunday and went shooting around the plants in the yard.  If you are not familiar with a diopter filter, it is like a magnifying glass you place on your lens, preferably the smallest lens you have, so you can create macro images.  If you do not have hundreds of dollars to put towards a good macro lens, a diopter is a good affordable option. But let it be known that the images are not as great as what you can make from a macro lens.  I also tried out the sepia filter in the NIK software program. I love it! I think I want to go through some old photos and renew them with the sepia filter. But I probably wont, I don’t think I could find the time. But I will definitely make use of this option on some of my future photographs.

Here are a few of the photographs I took with the +10 diopter filter on my 50mm lens.


Photographs with a sepia filter on my 300mm camera lens.

No the filter does not give 100% sepia coloring to the digital photographs.  It does add yellowing to the image, which can be used in creative ways. I created a second version of this apple tree picture and the blueberry branch when I  converted the image files to sepia in NIK, and they are amazing!

And now for some fun with the sepia filter in NIK software, courtesy of Photoshop.

I really like this last apple blossom photograph. I did save some of the color, so it is not full sepia, but still does convey a nostalgia feeling.  I was happy to find the walking-stick bug again. I enjoyed photographing it climbing on this branch. I don’t think s/he liked it as much though. I think it would have been happier left alone.

Laptop Skins

Decorate your laptop with scenes from nature.  I added a lot of skins to my Zazzle store Developing Nature for your Macbook or laptop. You can  choose from a selection of birds, insects, animals, plants, clouds and landscapes.  Provided by Avery, these laminated skins protects your laptop, netbook or macbook from scratches, and are easy to peel on and off. There are eight generic decal sizes available, or you can choose to have a snug fit by selecting Apple, Samsung or Acer.