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Raindrops on flowers

By photostorm    
I took this photo about half an hour ago just after it had stopped raining. My mom once showed me a photo where her freind had captured the rain and so it inspired me to try it... problem with the lense i have is that i cannot zoom all the way in and then stand closer as it just wont take the photo but i am saving up so i can get the right one for this technique... i would love some advise for what i could have done to make this image look more proffessional?

Tags: Flowers and plants Rain showers

Voters: KarenFB, canonfan, Carabosse and 3 more


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KarenFB Plus
10 4.6k 167 England
14 Jul 2012 11:53AM
A gorgeous flower, the water droplets give a beautiful added extra! Smile You've coped brilliantly, considering you haven't used a macro lens!

I took your image into Photoshop Elements 9 (I only know the basics, so have only given a few tweaks here and there).

First of all I went into 'Enhance' > Adjust Lighting > Levels and pulled the arrow to the left (lightening the image). Then I took it into 'Quick Edit' and slightly adjusted the 'Midtones and Highlights'. I cropped a little here and there and finally resized ready for upload. After you've resized any image for upload always go in and sharpen it a little (it makes all the difference!). Smile

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14 Jul 2012 12:10PM
thank you.... i am slightly confused with this tho:

'First of all I went into 'Enhance' > Adjust Lighting > Levels and pulled the arrow to the left (lightening the image). Then I took it into 'Quick Edit' and slightly adjusted the 'Midtones and Highlights'. I cropped a little here and there and finally resized ready for upload. After you've resized any image for upload always go in and sharpen it a little (it makes all the difference!). Smile'

and btw incase you may be thinking OMG this chick must be stupid or somin im only 13 and i am really struggling with all theese its and bobs... i love photography and want it to be included in my future but i still have a lot to learn and would love all the help and advise i can get Wink Smile Tongue x
KarenFB Plus
10 4.6k 167 England
14 Jul 2012 1:01PM
I'm sorry - I didn't explain it very well!

Photoshop Elements 9 is a programme you can buy for your computer (Elements is a lot cheaper then buying the full Photoshop programme), to enable you to adjust your images. There are free programmes you can download from the internet (Gimp is one, but there are others). Smile

Of course, we all try to get things right when we take the photo, but sometimes a little help can really bring the image to life! Smile
14 Jul 2012 1:28PM
ooh right... thank you Wink do u happen to know of any free ones? i dont have like a bank account and stuff so i cant by online and my parents dont tend to like the idea either? Grin
Carabosse Plus
13 40.0k 269 England
14 Jul 2012 1:37PM
Hi Storm. Smile

The free imaging software FastStone has been recommended on here. Maybe you could download it and give it a try?

Let us know, in the Junior Group forum , how you get on with it.
14 Jul 2012 1:38PM
Hi,

Thank you... i shall take a look... will let you know

Smile
Carabosse Plus
13 40.0k 269 England
14 Jul 2012 1:41PM
Great - don't forget to download the Tutorial as well as the software. Smile
14 Jul 2012 2:32PM
oh right haha.. i have downloaded the software and i have managed to work something out... i cant talk in the forum thing as it crashes i wilol sort it and then reply Smile Tongue thank you soo much xx
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 2:41PM
A damm fine example of over the net tuition.

Regards Nathan
14 Jul 2012 7:53PM
Whats the net tuition? Smile
jamestheboy 6 447 5 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 9:56PM
Nice looking image I do like the water droplets adds a lot to the image very well done from you









james Smile
15 Jul 2012 9:49AM
Thank youu x
15 Jul 2012 10:04AM
Sad having trouble uploading another pic... saying connection reset stuff

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