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Ray of sunshine

By kathrynlouise    
Hi guys. Trying to get to grips with these flower shots.
Used a mini tripod, tried various f stops, this is on 13.6 and iso 64.
Just need abit of patience to work on changing the background colour until i get some backing card.

Kathryn

Tags: Flowers and plants

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snappersue 7 11 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2012 9:36AM
Works well for me. Great shot. Sue

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Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2012 12:14PM
Hi, I have uploaded a mod for you. I altered the exposure, the original was rather over exposed, then changed the colour cast which gave the bg a pinkish colour to make a contrast between the bg and the flower, I removed the noise from the red and blue only making the bg smooyher but keeping the noise in the green so not to loose detail in the flower. I removed a hot pixel or two and gave it one sharpen. Hope you like itSmile
Diane
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3401 Canada
20 Apr 2012 2:55PM
Well done, - this is so much better!

Its a little overexposed, but the overall texture of the petals, sharpness and detail are really good. When doing these, check the shot, and if it looks overexposed, use a negative exposure compensation, say -1/2 or so and shoot again, Use the image in the LCD to guide you. But good work. And Yellow is a difficult colour to work with,


Diane has loaded a good mod to try yo tone down the overexposed bits, as I have in V1, but another option is to take advantage of the overexposure and make it a feature as in v2. What I did was copied the layer, used a filter called diffuse glow, with my foreground colour set to black, and adjusted the amount of glow and opacity until it looked right to me. One for the wall. View it large.



regards



Willie
20 Apr 2012 8:43PM

Quote:Works well for me. Great shot. Sue

Thankyou Sue Grin
20 Apr 2012 8:45PM

Quote:Hi, I have uploaded a mod for you. I altered the exposure, the original was rather over exposed, then changed the colour cast which gave the bg a pinkish colour to make a contrast between the bg and the flower, I removed the noise from the red and blue only making the bg smooyher but keeping the noise in the green so not to loose detail in the flower. I removed a hot pixel or two and gave it one sharpen. Hope you like itSmile
Diane


Thankyou Diane Grin
Jestertheclown 7 7.2k 249 England
20 Apr 2012 8:49PM
This is a little overexposed but I like it because of that.
20 Apr 2012 8:51PM

Quote:Well done, - this is so much better!

Its a little overexposed, but the overall texture of the petals, sharpness and detail are really good. When doing these, check the shot, and if it looks overexposed, use a negative exposure compensation, say -1/2 or so and shoot again, Use the image in the LCD to guide you. But good work. And Yellow is a difficult colour to work with,


Diane has loaded a good mod to try yo tone down the overexposed bits, as I have in V1, but another option is to take advantage of the overexposure and make it a feature as in v2. What I did was copied the layer, used a filter called diffuse glow, with my foreground colour set to black, and adjusted the amount of glow and opacity until it looked right to me. One for the wall. View it large.



regards



Willie


Thanks Willie. I love v2 Grin
Really must try more editing.

Kathryn
20 Apr 2012 8:56PM

Quote:This is a little overexposed but I like it because of that.

Thankyou Bren Grin

Kathryn

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