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Old Jul 19, 2012, 6:47 AM   #1
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Default Still Life- an artistic interpretation, Day Lily

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very good really like it
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Hi all,

Thanks for taking the time to look and comment. As always, it is much appreciated.


I do have to say that this is a rather heavily processed image and I wasn't sure how it would be accepted.

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Old Jul 20, 2012, 4:10 AM   #6
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Zig,
Mind telling us what post processing you used?
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Zig,
Mind telling us what post processing you used?
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Hi,

No not at all, Selvin.

The image that you see is a composite of 7 separate images, each having a different focus point. The images were then processed using Helicon Focus, a stacking software that takes the images and analyzes each one, then 'stacks' the images together- taking only the focused segments. The result is a very sharp detailed image showing a much greater depth of field.

I then ran it through CS6 and used the vibrance and saturation sliders to give it a bit of pop. Finally, used the oil painting filter for effect.

By the way, the background you see, is a 1/4" black foam core board that I placed behind the flower. The photos were taken outside, natural light, no flash,
just after a rain shower.


I've printed this on a 13x19 sheet of polar metallic paper by Red River. The image on this particular paper is arresting. IMHO

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Zig,

All that just for a simple picture of a flower!... (just joking..)
The results are very impressive and on the polar metallic paper this must really been gorgeous.
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Well done, both the photography and post processing.
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