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365 Day 284 - Astrantia again

AnneB50

Hello, I'm Anne, I joined a little while back but have only just got round to adding some photos to my portfolio. Hopefully this is just the start! I'm really looking forward to hearing folks' comments on my images, anything that you think will improe them will be welcome.
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365 Day 284 - Astrantia again

4 Oct 2014 5:04PM   Views : 310 Unique : 212

Today I have been playing around with astrantia flowers again looking for this illusive dreamy look. I started with a pale cream wall and natural diffused light and took some photos of a whole stem and also some close ups of just the head of the flower. So far so good but that is where I start to unpick so to speak, I still haven't got what I am looking for despite several different approaches. Not really sure what it is that I'm looking for, I just know that I see it in other people's work so know it is possible!
The first 3 are all the same photographs but with different treatments. All taken at 1/25 sec at f/5.6.

1. processed only in Lightroom, selective sharpening using the adjustment brush.
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2. edited in gaussian blur applied in Elements, then selectively erased
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3. high key filter added in topaz adjust then fiddled about with
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And then there are the close-ups, both just processed in Lightroom, the first shot at f/5.6 the second at f/14
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