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Old May 19, 2012, 2:36 PM   #1
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Been walking around the neighborhood with the E-P2 + 35mm macro looking for flowers to photograph.
This Iris caught my eye.



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Beautiful plant, you found a really nice one and I like what you did with it.
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Beautiful plant, you found a really nice one and I like what you did with it.
Hi Greg,

Thanks. I've recently started to carry a simple piece of foam core board, black on one side & white on the other. When I see an interesting flower, I place the board directly behind the subject. It eliminates unwanted backgrounds and lends a nice effect-all without touching the plant.
Other than cropping and a little sharpening, nothing much was done.
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nice Zig! I was about to ask if you were doing some 'isolation' PP in CS and you answered with the 'board'; thanks, I like that and may give it a try some time.

I recently did a stop-by at the local Friday night gathering for some local hot-rodders. I know some of the people including a neighbor a few doors away who has three very nice Ford Mustangs he drives.

Well, I have gotten myself interested in subject isolation because of a few of the images I've made of the cars.......... I don't know the first thing about doing it and have been reading some about it.

So, that was my first thought when I saw your Iris' here. The backboard is out for the cars but sounds fun for how you are using it.
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Zig, you must know by now that I'm waiting for my adaptor so I can use my new 35mm macro. Are you doing this on purpose.
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Zig, you must know by now that I'm waiting for my adaptor so I can use my new 35mm macro. Are you doing this on purpose.
Hi,
I thought I'd whet your appetite......

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nice Zig! I was about to ask if you were doing some 'isolation' PP in CS and you answered with the 'board'; thanks, I like that and may give it a try some time.

I recently did a stop-by at the local Friday night gathering for some local hot-rodders. I know some of the people including a neighbor a few doors away who has three very nice Ford Mustangs he drives.

Well, I have gotten myself interested in subject isolation because of a few of the images I've made of the cars.......... I don't know the first thing about doing it and have been reading some about it.

So, that was my first thought when I saw your Iris' here. The backboard is out for the cars but sounds fun for how you are using it.
Hi Bob,

I've done isolation in CS5. But the board is a much faster and easier way to achieve the same results. The cars, due to shape and size should be easier to isolate in pp. I look forward to viewing your results as Mustangs have always been one of my favorite cars.
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