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By chase
Dusted off the camera today...again Wink as there was some nice sunshine coming into my kitchen.

These stunning Hellebores are just coming into flower so I stole a stem before the wicked wind tore them to bits..well,that's my excuse Wink
Lit by daylight with an x-ray lightbox behind.

I wanted to try out the HDR effects in Lightroom,so 3 frames,one stop apart combined in Lightroom,finished in Photoshop with a subtle texture.
Tbh I think I prefer the Lightroom HDR rather than Photomatix as there is much more scope to adjust the effects and it's quicker.
Hopefully the colour will be ok on here as I am still battling with the Mac to get it right.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by,constructive criticism is always welcome,mods are enabled too if you fancy a bash.
Janet xx

Tags: General Hdr Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Hellebore

Voters: ade123, sherlob, CanonMan and 45 more

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ade123 Plus
6 285 1 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2016 3:56PM
A beautiful image Janet. I'm viewing on a 27" iMac and it looks perfect to me.Superb photography and processing.


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chase Plus
13 1.1k 247 England
10 Jan 2016 4:28PM
Good to hear that Ade,thank you.
10 Jan 2016 4:34PM
So delicate and totally beautiful.
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2016 4:36PM
Works wellSmile
chase Plus
13 1.1k 247 England
10 Jan 2016 5:40PM
Thanks everyone.
Many thanks for your UA Christine.
Richsr 12 91 223 England
10 Jan 2016 6:04PM
Well lit and good details and patterns in the flowers Janet.
chris-p Plus
13 72 England
10 Jan 2016 7:02PM
Looks good through my 'old' eyes Janet Smile
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2016 7:19PM
Irishkate Plus
8 41 115 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2016 11:13PM
Absolutely stunning.
Kate Grin
LesF 12 182 9
11 Jan 2016 7:19AM
Very nicely done Janet, think your colour issue is is just about their

11 Jan 2016 8:51AM
Lovely Janet. It's a fab hellebore. Do you know the variety?
Have you tried the "Merge to HDR Pro in Photoshop" option which appears in LR's Edit options? It's the one I am going for at present.
It's great to see you here again. Fiona
chase Plus
13 1.1k 247 England
11 Jan 2016 9:10AM
Lovely to get your UA's Alan & Ade,thank you.

Thanks for your comments everyone,much appreciated.

Hi Fiona,not sure of the variety Sad I'l have a look,see if I still have the label....doubtful though,I bought half a dozen different varieties as bare rooted plants with an offer in one of last years' Gardeners World Mags.
I did have a go with the Photoshop version of HDR but tbh I found Lightroom's option so easy to do at the 'raw' stage..saved as a 16 bit tiff then finished off in P/S I compared the two methods & the L/R version won hands down.
Janet xx
Greyheron 17 282 7 England
11 Jan 2016 1:33PM
Looking fabulous, Janet...

Beautifully captured, processed and presented Janet. A stunning floral image.
Carol Smile
chase Plus
13 1.1k 247 England
12 Jan 2016 2:23PM
Thanks everyone.
Really great to have your UA's Mike & Carol..big thankyou's
Janet xx
viscostatic 12 43 5 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2016 2:25PM
A beautiful high key image.


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