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Early light

By helenlinda
A couple of Saturdays back, I went early in the morning to look for red algeric fungi in the church gardens. There was a frost and the light was delightful, so I took a few photos of the Asa leaves while I was there.
I completed this upload and then read the following comment on someone's gallery, and so tried it out.
Which works best?
v1 with treatment
v2 without

"duplicate layer, gaussian blur at 250 pixels then alter the blending style to "overlay" and opacity to 65%, merge down, tweak the levels very slightly and increase saturation too......the result is a much richer blend of colours."

I have enabled mods incase there is yet more helpful advice out there.

If I remember whose advice this was, I will make a link, but at the moment I cannot recall where I read it

Thanks for looking and for the clicks and comments on recent killer spikes and corkscrews - they will be back!!!

Helen

Tags: Frost Flowers and plants Red leaves Early light Landscape and travel Church gardens Night and low light November 2010 Asa tree

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Comments


CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
23 Nov 2010 9:26AM
V.2 for me, Helen, a great composition, looks like you were perched in a nearby tree to take it! Carol
pdcche 11 4 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 9:27AM
Nice shot
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 9:34AM
Thanks Carol and Peter
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 9:38AM
The reworked version is best in my eyes
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2536 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 10:09AM
V2 for me - plenty of rich shadow, but with just enough detail for depth.
Moira
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 10:23AM
Thanks Barbara and Moira
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
23 Nov 2010 12:27PM
Both lovely, I prefer parts of V1 but do like seeing into the shadows more in V2............Sandy
23 Nov 2010 12:27PM
Lovely image Helen - V2 for me !

Chris
Mynett 14 142 6 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 12:52PM
v2 is my favourite

Linda
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 1:32PM
Thanks Sandy, Chris and Linda
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 4:17PM
it has to be V1 for me Helen, a good warmth to the colours.and like the light coming through
Lillian
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 4:49PM
Thanks Lillian and Malc
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
23 Nov 2010 5:02PM
Just boring old me Helen,but I do prefer the original.
Nice work though.
Mick.
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 5:27PM
Thanks Mick
taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
23 Nov 2010 5:58PM
Interesting-- one can watch the light change!
Nive!
JEnnnn
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 6:24PM
Thanks Jenn
bricurtis Plus
17 2.6k 52 England
23 Nov 2010 8:52PM
I think you were nearly there in V1 your original image Helen.
I have seen that comment on several image but basically you are only warming the image up and losing contrast.
I have done a simple mod - you may or may not like.
Brian.
bricurtis Plus
17 2.6k 52 England
23 Nov 2010 9:18PM

Quote: I think you were nearly there in V1 your original image Helen.

Sorry Helen - should read - V2 your original image.
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 10:06PM
Thanks Brian that has brought out a lot more light in the leaves. I like the lighter bottom corner too.
VivienO 12 1 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 10:43PM
Beautiful capture and colours. Love the light in both versions
Vivien
Ray42 14 3 England
24 Nov 2010 7:34AM
Bothe look good - but v2 IMHO
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2010 8:44AM
Thanks Vivien and Ray
phil99 15 45 6 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2010 8:55AM
Both excellent colour/tones . Ver 2 looks best IMO .....Phil
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2010 10:02AM
Thanks Phil
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
24 Nov 2010 3:04PM
Lovely, Helen...V1 for me!
TrevB Smile
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2010 4:59PM
Thanks Trev
osie 11 2 3 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2010 10:16PM
very nice image Helen...nice composition...nice lighting... finding it difficult to decide which one I like the most...I THINK V2...Excelento...!!!Smile
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2010 11:03PM
Thanks Rob

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