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Peter Whitfield / 550 items

N 8 B 137 C 1 E Jun 8, 2020 F Jul 5, 2020
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This is the straight version for your delight and delectation.

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

[Handheld in daylight.
Developed on auto in Capture One.
Fairly standard processing on Affinity Photo (iPad).]

N 8 B 124 C 6 E May 30, 2020 F Jul 8, 2020
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Foxglove.

I find foxgloves really challenging to photograph well.

They sway about in the wind, are tall and difficult to isolate from the background, are very three-dimensional so depth of focus is usually a problem, you often have to point the camera up so neck-crick is often a problem…

And if you want to catch that bumble bee going in or out, well, you might as well take up bird photography for all that effort :)

Here is my most recent attempt!

Thank you for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy the image. Happy Mittwochsmakro :)

[Handheld in daylight.
Developed and processed using Affinity Photo on the iPad as I was travelling…]

Tags:   flower nature flora garden colour beautiful bright summer closeup love dof floral leaf head blur no person petal colouring vibrant nikon z 6 105mm f/2.8 Affinity Photo for iPad Macro Wednesday Mittwochsmakro macro

N 6 B 1.2K C 4 E Apr 21, 2017 F Apr 24, 2017
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Glitter sticks from moving camera.

As an aside , the Big Bang is a bit of a misnomer really, as any half awake physicist would admit I think (I was one in a previous life :) ). Firstly it was very small, quantum mechanical size, and then there was nothing to propagate sound so it was also totally silent. But with a marketing hat on I have to admit that Teeny, Totally Silent Event hardly conveys what was happening lol.

Genesis 1:3 :)

Hope you enjoy the image. Thanks for taking the time to pass by :)

Tags:   tunnel circular abstract intentional blur genesis big bang jitter orange fire

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Chrysanthemum flower.

See Alien Blink, www.flickr.com/gp/pixelatedsky/y600M6, for the full description for this series. The set itself is in the album at www.flickr.com/gp/pixelatedsky/u986f4 .

Well I just had to have a saturation-symmetry blingaling, didn't I?

This starts from the Topaz Liquid Color variant and uses a seven-way mirror filter, slightly off-centre (hence the slightly different crop to get the frame-symmetry right).

I tend to use even-numbered symmetry in the mirror filter, but having seen this I think I should try odd-numbered ones as well.

Colours suitably splatted with an HSL adjustment layer afterwards...

Most of the time this one is my favourite. Sorry!

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

Tags:   Chrysanthemum flower manipulation Cambridge Cambridgeshire England

N 9 B 410 C 9 E Sep 18, 2019 F Sep 29, 2019
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Rose.

This uses the same three layers as for Particoloured Rose, with the second layer blended with Contrast Negate in Affinity Photo and the top layer with Luminosity.

By this time I was feeling it was almost too easy. So to increase the realism I merged the bottom two layers under the topmost and used a Displacement Map filter based on the top layer only. This moves the patterning in sympathy with the top layer, making it look as if it's painted on the petals. It also needed a bit of Gaussian blur to get rid of some pixellation.

At this stage it looked very much like the Particoured Rose version so I changed the colour with and HSL layer. A bit of sharpening and Brightness/Contrast and we are done.

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

Tags:   oneplus a6013 rose rosette


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