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Misty Grey

By sweetpea62
Thank you all for good advice never done this before. I used dark card cloned out a stem the flower did not have a lot of colour I dont think I got the right effect.

Tags: Flowers Flowers and plants

Voters: RonnieAG, crunchie, NeilWigan and 12 more

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
24 Aug 2010 12:46AM
The arrangement of the hydrangea flower is good but I don't think this is the effect you were after. The colour of the blooms looks rather unusual, and if you used a dark card, I imagine you wished the b/g tone to be a lot darker than it is.
Send me a PM telling me what processing package you are using and I shall see if I can help in any way. I'll get back to you in next day or so.
Regards, Ronnie.

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24 Aug 2010 1:16AM
Hi Ronnie I use paint shop pro photo x2
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
24 Aug 2010 1:31AM
Nice image.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
24 Aug 2010 3:24AM
I have just noticed that I cannot send you a private message. I am not familiar with Corel Paintshop but I imagine it will have tools similar to what I have in PS Elements.
I would try to photograph the blooms by the window, supported vertically with a dark card, possibly black, behind. Use a tripod, set the f number to fairly high to get good detail in all parts of the bloom, (or a low f number if you decide you wish only part of the subject to be sharp), zoom in and compose image and use centre weighted metering. Try a few different settings if you like, but reducing the Exp. Compensation might be the most useful.
In Paintshop, use the tool which will select the blooms only (works best with fairly sharply defined edges and in Photoshop it is called the Quick Selection Tool) and adjust brightness, contrast, colour saturation, etc. to satisfaction. Then select the equivalent of Inverse, so that any further changes will be to the background only.....for myself this usually means going into levels and enhancing the blacks.
I hope this brief resume gives a hint of what i am suggesting.
mrjt 12 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 11:51PM
What a BEAUTIFUL Image...Jack
diver pete 14 71 1 New Zealand
11 Sep 2010 9:57AM
A lovely image, I love the understated colours.
1 Oct 2010 4:56PM
Really like the colours. The choice of background colour really suits the colours of the flowers. Excellent composition.
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 1:36PM
Excellent photo and tones.

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