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N 11 B 95 C 2 E Dec 15, 2019 F Dec 15, 2019
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Chrysanthemum flowers.

This straight version is for you if you like photo-reality :) You can also play spot-the-fly (there is at least one as I eventually discovered - but can you find it?).

This tub of Chrysanthemum (I never can type that quickly lol) flowers is about six feet from where I sit just now. The image was taken about six weeks ago when they were in full (if foolish for the time of year) flow.

This was processed in DxO Photolab for a strong range of colour, to act as a good source for later mangling in Affinity Photo.

But with this one, I took it into Photoshop and then experimented with the colour grading using an addon called Infinite Color Panel (a fun thing to play with if ever you like messing with colours).

I'll link the in-camera original in the first comment so you can see how far we came.

Having lulled you into a false sense of security I shall post three mangled versions as well...

Thank you for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy the image.

Tags:   105.0 mm f/2.8 Chrysanthemum colour flower Nikon Z6 pattern petals Z6

N 20 B 158 C 8 E Dec 15, 2019 F Dec 15, 2019
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Chrysanthemum flowers.

This processing was more complicated though still using blend ranges and an underlying white fill layer.

I then used a Curves layer in LAB mode to change the colours and by dipping and diving the luminosity L channel created the solarised effect. You can see the underlying layer now looks blue-grey.

Finally a bit of brightness adjustment and a soft dark vignette.

This is my choice for Sliders Sunday :) It was an interesting thing to try, though perhaps not the most enthralling endpoint.

I'll link the in-camera original in the first comment so you can see how far we came.

Thank you for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy the image. Happy Sliders Sunday

Tags:   105.0 mm f/2.8 Chrysanthemum colour flower Nikon Z6 pattern petals Z6 blend range Sliders Sunday

N 3 B 70 C 4 E Dec 15, 2019 F Dec 15, 2019
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Chrysanthemum flowers.

This was a puzzling accident.

It started out as Petal Exuberance II and I just wanted to change the colours using an HSL adjustment layer. That worked fine - I found a nice light blue.

And then I just decided to finish it off with a soft dark vignette.
But accidentally, rather than vignetting the whole image, I placed the vignette just on the blend range image layer. This has the strange effect of bleaching the outer corners of colour.

I'm still not quite sure what is going on here but I liked the effect. A puzzling sort of happiness :)

I'll link the in-camera original in the first comment so you can see how far we came.

Thank you for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy the image.

Tags:   105.0 mm f/2.8 Chrysanthemum colour flower Nikon Z6 pattern petals Z6 blend range

N 4 B 58 C 6 E Dec 15, 2019 F Dec 15, 2019
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Chrysanthemum flowers.

This tub of Chrysanthemum (I never can type that quickly lol) flowers is about six feet from where I sit just now. The image was taken about six weeks ago when they were in full (if foolish for the time of year) flow.

I liked the patterns and wanted to try something I've been thinking of for a while now. I was looking to get just the emerging petals emerging from a plain background. I'd seen a similar effect in a flower picture created in Lightroom by my friend m_laRs_k.

In terms of processing it was really quite simple to do, just two layers. I used the picture layer and placed a plain dark blue fill layer underneath it. I then used the Advanced Blending options to set a blend range in the picture layer - this has the effect of only allowing pixels with a certain range of brightnesses to appear - the rest are replaced by the underlying layer (i.e. the blue).

I'll link the in-camera original in the first comment so you can see how far we came.

Thank you for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy the image.

Tags:   105.0 mm f/2.8 Chrysanthemum colour flower Nikon Z6 pattern petals Z6 blend range

N 29 B 433 C 22 E Dec 6, 2019 F Dec 6, 2019
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Chrysanthemum.

A lot of drowning going on here :)

This is another pic of the tub of Chrysanths that are currently blooming, taken in November after a lot of heavy rain.

The full flower is about two inches so we are less than that in this image.

Thanks for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy the image! Happy Friday Flora :)

[Handheld in daylight.
Developed in Capture One for colour and a bit of selective work sharpening the main flower and taking down the background and some other less-interesting bits.
Processed in Affinity Photo.
Horizontal flip and cropped wide and short (not quite 16:9 because that didn't work).
Curves in LAB mode to strengthen and rebalance the colour.
White balance to warm it up a bit.
Sharpening using mainly High Pass/Linear Blend but a bit of Unsharp Mask too (High Pass was safer for this one).
Dark vignette just in the corners.]

Tags:   bright Chrysanthemum drops drowning flower Freitagsbl├╝mchen Friday Flora petal pink rain wet close up macro


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