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Thank you all for good advice never done this before. I used dark card cloned out a stem the flower did not have a lot of colour I dont think I got the right effect.

Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Misty Grey
Username:sweetpea62 sweetpea62
Uploaded:24 Aug 2010 - 12:37 AM
Tags:Flowers, Flowers & plants
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 12:46 AM

The arrangement of the hydrangea flower is good but I don't think this is the effect you were after. The colour of the blooms looks rather unusual, and if you used a dark card, I imagine you wished the b/g tone to be a lot darker than it is.
Send me a PM telling me what processing package you are using and I shall see if I can help in any way. I'll get back to you in next day or so.
Regards, Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 24 Aug 2010 - 12:50 AM

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 1:16 AM

Hi Ronnie I use paint shop pro photo x2

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 1:31 AM

Nice image.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
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I have just noticed that I cannot send you a private message. I am not familiar with Corel Paintshop but I imagine it will have tools similar to what I have in PS Elements.
I would try to photograph the blooms by the window, supported vertically with a dark card, possibly black, behind. Use a tripod, set the f number to fairly high to get good detail in all parts of the bloom, (or a low f number if you decide you wish only part of the subject to be sharp), zoom in and compose image and use centre weighted metering. Try a few different settings if you like, but reducing the Exp. Compensation might be the most useful.
In Paintshop, use the tool which will select the blooms only (works best with fairly sharply defined edges and in Photoshop it is called the Quick Selection Tool) and adjust brightness, contrast, colour saturation, etc. to satisfaction. Then select the equivalent of Inverse, so that any further changes will be to the background only.....for myself this usually means going into levels and enhancing the blacks.
I hope this brief resume gives a hint of what i am suggesting.
Ronnie.

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mrjt
mrjt  8 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 - 11:51 PM

What a BEAUTIFUL Image...Jack

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diver pete
diver pete  1071 forum posts New Zealand1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2010 - 9:57 AM

A lovely image, I love the understated colours.
Regards,
Pete

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dmatt79
dmatt79  4 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2010 - 4:56 PM

Really like the colours. The choice of background colour really suits the colours of the flowers. Excellent composition.

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53672 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 1:36 PM

Excellent photo and tones.

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