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Floral Friday_5-31-13

Posted on May 31, 2013 by

I went for a walk yesterday looking for good bloomin’ things!  I had previously scouted out some trees and lilac bushes so that’s where I headed.  I found this tree just in the late evening so the light was really cool behind the blooms.  There was a bit of a breeze so it was hard to get it stay still long enough to take a good in-focus picture.  This was one of the best.

I processed it in Lightroom first and then brought it into Photoshop and used the new Topaz Clarity plug-in.  I really liked the effect and will be experimenting some more.

Let me know what you think of the processing and the photo in general.  I would love to hear your comments.

Daniela:  Here is the original photo you wanted to see!  Thanks for asking!  The things I worked on in Lightroom to process this photo were:  White Balance (temperature), exposure, contrast, blacks slider, clarity, highlights (this is where I took the highlights down some because I thought they were too much), and I also brought the whites slider down.

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  1. wow – that’s amazing! it’s really impressing what you’ve done!

  2. A beautiful and interesting picture! Although I’m a bit “distracted” by the bright white in the lower right corner. And I’m curious how the original pic looks like.

    • Hi Daniela: Interesting that the light distracts you. Thats what I loved best about this photo. I will post the original for you to look at since you asked!

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