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photoblog image Flowers for Easter

Flowers for Easter


Happy Easter to all of you :-)

I forgot the name of this beautiful flower but you mostly see them around this time of the year. Perhaps you know it?


TECH-INFO: I used a 35mm macro lens, a tripod, cable release and a reflection screen. Behind the flower is my very big living window giving soft back light. On the opposite side, so just behind the camera I held a big white reflection screen providing lots of fill light.
Post processing: one RAW file, converted into a TIFF file with DxO Optics Pro. In Photoshop I enhanced colors and contrast. The main (and also sharp) parts of the flower are extra sharpened using a high pass filter (copy layer, apply high pass with for instance a 4 pixel radius, blend it in overlay mode, use a mask for sharpening only the parts you like). This is to accentuate them. Using layers I darkened and lightened certain parts to add more contrast. It's a technique heavily used in the darkroom of many masters, now it's easy to do in modern image editing tools.

Flowers for Easter


Happy Easter to all of you :-)

I forgot the name of this beautiful flower but you mostly see them around this time of the year. Perhaps you know it?


TECH-INFO: I used a 35mm macro lens, a tripod, cable release and a reflection screen. Behind the flower is my very big living window giving soft back light. On the opposite side, so just behind the camera I held a big white reflection screen providing lots of fill light.
Post processing: one RAW file, converted into a TIFF file with DxO Optics Pro. In Photoshop I enhanced colors and contrast. The main (and also sharp) parts of the flower are extra sharpened using a high pass filter (copy layer, apply high pass with for instance a 4 pixel radius, blend it in overlay mode, use a mask for sharpening only the parts you like). This is to accentuate them. Using layers I darkened and lightened certain parts to add more contrast. It's a technique heavily used in the darkroom of many masters, now it's easy to do in modern image editing tools.

comments (4)

Looks like a lily of some kind, Paul - pretty well perfect definition on it.
It is just a beautiful image Paul.
Happy Easter! Beautiful work you've done with this flower.
  • Theys
  • Belgium
  • 5 Apr 2010, 14:24
Beautiful work!

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camera NIKON D300
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/6s
aperture f/22.0
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 35.0mm
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