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Old 12-04-2018, 06:07 AM
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whitish succulents

Original, uncropped and unedited, taken 11/30/18. Poor composition and too soft.


(Nikon D7500 with Nikkor 18-200mm taken at 105mm, aperture priority, f/18, 1/10 sec, ISO 500)


version 1 - Cropped of course, then some pretty standard adjustments in ACR and PSCS5; a better composition, but still rather mediocre.





version 2 - After applying an artistic filter (Painting 4) from Foto Sketcher.




version 3 - I took #2 further; really pushed the color intensity and contrast and applied a bit of an Orton Effect glow; perhaps I went too far.



I think I prefer #2, although #3 certainly has more impact.

I included the original in case anyone wanted to play. You all are welcome to have at it.
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Re: whitish succulents

My favorite is Version #3. I likehow much you boosted the color and contrast. It REALLY looks like a painting.


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I included the original in case anyone wanted to play. You all are welcome to have at it.
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OH boy, goodie, goodie.

Where can we find the full file with all the original pixels? We need something bigger than an 800 pixel file so that we can get all of the colors and textures from the large file. Can you post it in the reference library and share with us the link?


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Re: whitish succulents

I've uploaded the larger version to the RIL; just waiting for it to be "approved."

When I see that this has happened, I'll post a link.
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Re: whitish succulents

OK, I'm now seeing my uploaded photo in the RIL. Hope I do this link right:

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If anyone has problems with the link, let me know.
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Re: whitish succulents

Sometimes B&W works on a floral if texture and contrast is good. And this image has a lot of both of those.

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Re: whitish succulents

Or rotate and square crop, then added several layers of Topaz filters.

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Re: whitish succulents

Nice work, Lorell.

In #1 you made the most out of whatever contrast and texture was available. The crop works, and the B&W treatment looks good.

In # 2, this different crop and rotation also works well. And your pastel greens and blues and cream add a pleasing softness, while the red-violet hues here and there are a nice contrast and also unify your image.
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Re: whitish succulents

Sometimes an odd number makes a better composition.

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You always think outside the box, even of it's ODD.
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