My second attempt at scanning the garden bounty. A slight improvement over the first, but I'm still not happy. Have I mentioned I don't do flower arranging?
Here we go. A single dahlia.
Ok, I can do this. Time to add more flowers.
Oops, I left the lights on and got a "ghost scan". Maybe more appropriate for Halloween next week. Let's try again, lights off.
Ok, but my black-eyed susans didn't like sitting out for 2 hours and got wilty.
Let's cluster all the flowers I picked, really fill up the space.
Much better. This will be my 'Picture This' contest entry on Gardening Gone Wild.
Still playing around, I found some grasses. Does that help?
I'm not sure; now it looks a bit frantic on the edges. Let's try this one with the lid down, pressing flowers to the glass and using a white background.
Well, that really squished the dahlia. I don't like it. For comparison: a red background, courtesy of my placemat.
The dahlias are looking tired, but I do like the burgundy background matching the burgundy gaillardia. Maybe next time I'll try the red-on-red earlier in the process. If there is a next time. I'm not sure this scanning thing is for me, and I don't seem to have a good scanner for the job - it still blurs out anything not setting directly on the glass. Makes it tough to have a multi-dimensional image.