I took an extended walk at Stone Mountain, Saturday, 6 September, primarily to get some photos of the yellow daisies, that bloom around this time each year. I took the connecting trail that starts just below the walk-up path, and connects to the Cherokee trail, and found an abundance of them in a relatively short time. For the photos, I used my Nokia Lumia 1020, which handles close-up shots reasonably well, though sometimes the auto-focus can be tricky. Here’s one shot which I played with a bit in Photoshop.
This one is cropped, but otherwise I didn’t retouch it from the original.
For this one, I increased the red slightly, and was reasonably satisfied with the results.
This one was darkened a bit from the original.
Finally, I combined both effects, increasing the red, and darkening the exposure slightly.
Out of the four, I’m most satisfied with the last one, though just darkening the photo brought out a bit more contrast. Of course, it always helps to start out with a reasonably decent original.