Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Ledyard, CT
Date: Mar 31, 2008
Galleries: Black and White, Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2008
|an orchid stem backlit with two flashes. This shot is an extension of the technique I used for my Pattern entry. I didn't have a white plastic background (translucent), so I had to use a blue one! Just took care of during the black and white layer. set-up had the blue plexiglass sitting on a stand made from PVC (just to get it off the floor). put a clear sheet of plastic on top to help compress the petals. two flashes underneath pointing up through the flowers (triggered with Cactus wireless).
PP - opened RAW in CS3, adjusting clarity, black point, and added a little sharpness here. Crop, hue/sat layer, black and white layer. Layer for curves, cloned out dust spots, big dose of USM at large radius to add local contrast. convert to grayscale, then duotone. burned a little around perimeter for vignette. resize, a little USM at small radius, gothic glow layer at 60%. added border. save for web
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