Posts tagged “Flowers

Wild Flowers (Three Photographs)

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I am one of those strange photographers who prefers to shoot during the day and not at dawn or dusk. I find the lighting just as challenging and sometimes that difficulty helps my approach to my subjects. Specifically making sure that the least amount of detail is lost in the highlights.


A Forest View (Two Photographs)

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I wanted a scene with a lot of contrast and the colour version shows the work I did to saturate and increase the contrast, it makes the black and white so much easier. That is one of the tricks I have learned to get black and white shots the way I like them.


Bouquet (Two Photographs)

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Photography has an element of imagination to it. You want your viewer’s imagination to be engaged. One technique is to have something in the photo that does not quite fit or stands out. An example, I have seen more than once, is a well composed photo where some things you would expect to be in focus are just a bit soft. Here that is more evident in the black and white than the colour version.


Purple (Two Photographs)

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I wrote about Luminar a few weeks ago but did not mention cataloguing, the most important change in the latest version. I am not giving up on Adobe so the photo management aspects in Luminar do not appeal. I am still using Lightroom. I do like Luminar for its filters, black & white and colour.  Here I used the image radiance tool, the Orton Effect filter and toned down the over saturation in Photoshop. The black and white was done in Luminar 3.


Late Buds (Two Photographs)

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When the cold days of early spring give way to warmer weather, we again begin to see new buds appear. My effort here was to keep the impression of the cool weather. I did this by ensuring that the colours remained cool (blueish) and not get saturated by the processing software. In the black and white I tried to retain this feeling by how I managed the shadows.


Early November (Two Photographs)

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From that time in early November when the light is harsh, the breezes stiffer, and the flowers barely hanging on. I find the colours more subtle and the highlights often more prominent in the out-of-camera photographs, the latter needs to be played down a bit.


Tulips and Impact (Three Photographs)

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Everyone wants their photographs to have impact on their audience; to stand out, speak up, impress, and be remarkable in some way. One of the ways is isolating the subject from its peers. And a useful technique is the vignette, or as I have used here, the radial dial in Lightroom to darken virtually all but the main subject. Either subtle or more heavy-handed, the objective is the same; to put your subject clearly in front of your audience.