Posts tagged “Flowers

Processed Flowers (Two Photographs)

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These photographs were processed in HDR pro in Photoshop with a few tweaks from Skylum’s Luminar 2018. HDR has come a long way and one can expect high dynamic range programs to have more natural results than before, though in this case I am just learning to get to that point. I have tried a few filters in Luminar to pick up the detail. Less intuitive than was the case with Skylum’s now discontinued Intensity CK, which was what I have used on all my photos up till now.


HDR (Two Photographs)

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Many of you will be familiar with HDR, high dynamic range processing. It is a way to expand the amount of light your camera registers by combining more than one photo, usually three photographs, one under, one over and one properly exposed to the get this lighting detail. Often this has meant psychedelic results and efforts have been made to get a more natural look. I am game for anything and they tell me that the latest Photoshop does a great job with HDR. We’ll see. These are my first efforts.


Garden Flowers (Two Photographs)

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Given the intense heat this summer I‘ve taken some short walks in the city to take photographs of flower gardens. Most of the gardens seem to be growing wild, certainly healthy. Some interesting shots were had. I have been selecting photographs whose histograms favour the left (darker) and then processing them normally. This seems to work well with fuji files in the adobe colour space.


Exposure Bracketing (Three Photographs)

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I once saw an educational video of a street photographer and one of his tips was to bracket shots for exposure. The Fuji XT-2 allows for this and I decided to try despite the increase in files and download time it would mean. Essentially my camera is taking three underexposed shots and one normal and three overexposed shots every time I press the shutter release. These three shots are on the darker side of the camera‘s recommended exposure. I believe the darker shots are more interesting. You learn something new everyday. I have a lot more to learn with respect to bracketing but there is something to this approach.


Something Different (Two Photographs)

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I have done a lot of sunflower photos and decided that this time I would try something different. Slightly more ominous…


Flowers in Black and White (Three Photographs)

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I posted these flowers in an earlier post. I wanted to try them in black and white with some contrast and more detail; it turns out the detail did not need work. High contrast photos are a matter of taste but always interesting.


Flowers (Three Photographs)

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Flower photography is an art unto itself. There are so many ways of doing it and many different techniques and approaches that I like to try. I find it great practice for other types of photography (though the flowers stay relatively still unlike most of my other subjects).