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Going Soft

By Irishkate  
After years of getting images sharp for Camera Club competitions I'm now going soft - hope Tony Baloni isn't viewing this! I'll upload a triptych to slow the progression to this version - you be the judge.
Many thanks for V&C and a lot of help with my journey into IR photography and a big hug to the following members who liked my early attempt - with Infrared Tree - TrevBatWCC,Ryan,Alan Cameron, Alan - whatriveristhis ,Lin and Patty.

Tags: Landscape trees Landscape and travel Nature Grass Soft Focus

Voters: alansnap, ugly, digital_boi and 43 more

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digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
10 Aug 2016 10:08AM
yes soft can work well as is shown here Kate good to see you processing in different ways

Nikonuser1 Plus
8 167 16 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 10:32AM
A great set KateGrinGrinGrinGrin

10 Aug 2016 11:02AM
Love the soft version, just right for this dreamy image.
10 Aug 2016 11:06AM
You have a lovely soft affect creating nice depth. Well done Kate.
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
10 Aug 2016 11:08AM
Love the soft look of this, Kate. Beautiful.
AnnJ 9 5 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 11:18AM
Clever Kate! Well done, Ann.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 11:32AM
Clever work that suits the subject very well.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 11:36AM
Beautiful images Kate, lovely to see and great shades of green!
IB GrinGrin
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
10 Aug 2016 12:04PM
Seems that all of your experiments meet with approval, Kate.
Another good upload.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
10 Aug 2016 12:06PM
You're right Kate, after years of striving to get sharper images, we now tend to go the opposite way! Dosen't work for everything, but the subject here suits it very well - like it! Smile
Trev Smile
10 Aug 2016 1:25PM
Beautiful set
derekp Plus
10 1 5 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 2:07PM
Always worth trying something different. Your effort has had a pleasing result to create a more artistic image.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
10 Aug 2016 2:39PM
So pretty and inviting.
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 2:56PM
Dreamlike and very beautiful.
10 Aug 2016 3:52PM
All beautiful Kate..Lin
Niknut Plus
11 2.9k 82 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 4:06PM
Beautiful shot !!.....your processing adds a lovely dreamy, almost fairy-tale quality !!.Smile
10 Aug 2016 4:15PM
It's always good to try different approaches, and soft focus works well with this image.
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
10 Aug 2016 4:23PM
Well done Kate I like the result here very much.
Love them allSmile
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 4:56PM
Think it looks wonderful Kate.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
10 Aug 2016 5:54PM
A lovely comparison Kate and I do like the soft touch here.

John Smile
9 3 8 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 6:57PM
The soft version is the stand out winner here. I have always tried to make my images as sharp as possible but after seeing this I might start to experiment a little more. Great work again and very inspirational tooGrin
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 7:39PM
works so well there Kate, and to see it all coming together on version
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
10 Aug 2016 8:32PM
A lesson well done--- now I know the steps to make a fine image such as you soft focus tree---
You are a good teacher!
alansnap 17 577 26 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 8:48PM
Interesting thought process Kate and I really like the final image.
10 Aug 2016 9:21PM
An interesting sequence, Kate - it's good to see how the final image evolved.

dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1858 England
10 Aug 2016 10:43PM
don't be afraid of the dark...

And don't be beholden to anyone's rules!
ColleenA Plus
8 483 7 Australia
13 Aug 2016 12:53AM
I love it Kate...also the tree and colours are beautiful. Of all the members I follow on Epz you must be the most adventurous photographer here...never scared to tackle something new. Well done Kate

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