Just A Little Fuzzy

Just a little furryTo view more of my photography please visit www.rakmilphotography.com

The not yet blossoming flower stands out because of the detail and soft colors. As taken it was pretty stark against the dirt background, a bit of contrast (levels) and selective sharpening bring it into focus.

This time of year we see a lot of photographs of flowers. Some are just amazing, others have potential and often what are missing are minor tweaks in post processing. It starts in the field where you see your subject, where you compose with a mind to how you will obtain a result as dramatic as it was when you saw it. Your basic tools are working the distance between you and the subject, the subject and the background, your depth of field, and working or waiting for the light you want. In post-processing tweaking the exposure and contrast (levels, curves, shadows, highlights – are examples) make your subject come alive, stand out and get noticed.

Just one word of warning, some colors like bright red and violet do not always reproduce well in digital cameras. This is aggravated by the use of color settings in camera. I always shoot with the most neutral camera settings to get the most realistic color and the greatest range of light. Nature is intense enough without my adding to it.

3 responses

  1. Just beautiful Victor!

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    July 2, 2013 at 6:46 am

  2. Mona

    Stunning…..

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    July 2, 2013 at 7:05 am

  3. Fuzzy does it well!

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    July 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

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