For the past couple of days, I’ve been showing photos with sunshine, my current mini-series. Did you notice anything different about those photos? For the most part, I think they looked pretty natural, especially the one with the flowers that I dedicated to my dad. But, as you can tell from today’s post, the sunshine has been completely fabricated. I’m not usually a fan of in-camera filter effects, but I really relish this sunshine effect on the Panasonic GM1.
During this current pandemic, economic slowdown, and assorted personal challenges, I’m especially keen on creating cheerful pictures, even if they are simulated. Even dull big box interiors can be spruced up with this effect. So with camera in hand, I made some images during my limited outings to buy food.
My first stop was Target. From the personal care aisle to kid’s clothing, why not add a bit of glow and sunlight to the scene.
I think the effect works particularly well near natural things like this grapefruit.
However, even plastic plants work.
The colorful beach balls, while corralled, look inviting and summery.
I made pictures at Costco too. The plants above are not plastic, but real. And, the pharmacy aisle never looked better.
Finally, some more bright sunshine over oranges at Whole Food Market. I hope you appreciated my little experiment with artificial sunshine.
I have a free monthly newsletter that’s perfect for busy people. Signup for the Newsletter to get the best of my posts, old and new, plus additional content not available anywhere else.