Drops of Winter, Rejected (Photocentric)

So my Thursday posts might be home to what I call my reject photos from the Google Plus 52 Project. These won't necessarily bad photos, but photos that I didn't feel worked for the current theme. Last week's theme was winter, and before I got to shooting I had a couple ideas for it. My favorite idea required a hard frost overnight, then taking some macro shots. Well the weather didn't exactly cooperate, so I was on to plan B. This shot was plan B, water droplets on an evergreen tree. I rejected the photo because it didn't really convey winter to me. It seemed too warm.

I like the shot, though. The faint spider webs, the large drops, and the detail of the green was kind of neat to me. In fact when framing the shot I didn't even notice the webs, or the drops that were on them, so that was kind of neat to see when I was going over them. I did a little processing work on this in Adjust, primarily some detail sharpening, and the border. I'm not sure how I feel about borders. I like them on black and white shots, but I'm undecided on color shots. Plus they play havoc with the copyright watermark. Since I haven't decided on their continued use I've not gone about trying to make it work better with the watermark.

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