It’s Monday! Time to join Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge.
Last week, I wandered through the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. My time was limited, so I managed to see only a fraction of the amazing collection, which span science, technology, and art. Wonderful gardens also surround the museum with intriguing plant life. Here’s a shot of an unusual plant in one the Smithsonian gardens. Its thorned leaves and stems and tiny orange fruit caught my eye.
I wondered whether it was simply exotic or poisonous. A quick Google search provided the answer. This mysterious plant is the naranjillo (Solanum quitoense) from South America. And don’t worry. The fruit is edible. Here’s the original shot of a naranjillo leaf taken with my Samsung Galaxy S5.
Here’s the same image with a black and white filter.
Here it is with the poster effect filter in Photoshop.
And finally, here’s the shot with the Vintage Effects and Nature overlay filters from the Pixlr app:
My favorites are the original color shot and the one with the Pixlr app. For me, they are the most vivid and intriguing. But which one do you prefer? And why?
Happy Monday, everyone!
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