An Early Freeze & Some Thoughts on Post-Processing

You’re cordially invited to see this image on Instagram


Although the weather forecast called for a bit of snow, I was bowled over with surprised wonder when I opened the door to let Sir Whimsy Bacon out yesterday morning. The apricot tree, which is only just now starting to turn yellow, looked as if sugar-dusted, while my geraniums, sage, and tiny rose bush seemed more than a bit shocked. I’m pretty sure this rose was shuddering.

It’s so early in the season I had to dig through my storage bins to find a sweater!

I thought some readers might be interested in the tiny bit of photoshopping I did to this image after I Instagrammed it. You can see how the original (below left) has some distracting brown and yellow areas in the background. Truth be told, I actually spent quite a bit of time trying to find a good angle for the rose that didn’t include the rock and grass behind it, but this is the angle the subject asked for. If I’d had more layers on (and warmer shoes) I’d have made the effort to brush snow over these areas, but working in Photoshop, it turned out, was just as good.

I’m happy to take questions about my images and could end up creating an article to answer questions in the future. Just leave a comment below or shoot me an email.


Photo Credits: Shivering Rose by Susan J. Preston, Santa Fe, NM © 2018, all rights reserved
Technical: iPhone 6s

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