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Shades of pink 1 and 2
Lens: Sigma 50mm f2.8 EX DG Macro Camera: K-5 ISO: 80 
Posted By: newmikey, 10-27-2012, 02:02 PM

My wife received this hideous bouquet of flowers (she likes it though) that now lives on a side-table. The stuff in it though isn't half bad! I put my Metz on its back on the side table, StoFen pointing up and tried to get a transparent and light feel to these closeups by using it as slave and the K-5's flash only as controller (it still contributes a bit of light but very little). The shot was inside but at midday the room was reasonably bright and both the side table and wall behind it are white, turning everything into a giant reflector.

How did I do?

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did you do any post processing on them, I really like number one of this set
Nicely done here
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A nice blend of colours in these two shots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sqjaw Quote
did you do any post processing on them, I really like number one of this set
Nicely done here
Thanks! Apart from my regular raw conversion workflow, no post-processing of any kind, no.

My standard scripted raw conversion does contain a few manipulations that could be considered processing if done separately like a bit of sharpening and a slight color channel tweak.(both in ImageMagick as part of the conversion script)

The command line for the raw conversion reads something like:

ufraw-batch  --conf=/usr/share/profiles/K-5_prophoto-matrix.ufraw   --wb=camera   --wavelet-denoising-threshold=0   --create-id=no  --lensfun=no  --clip=film --out-type=png --out-depth=16 --interpolation=ppg    --exposure=0   --output=- BMG08909.PEF|convert  -channel rgba -recolor 1.1,-0.05,-0.05,0,-0.05,1.1,-0.05,0,-0.05,-0.05,1.1,0,0,0,0,1   -unsharp 0x2+1.0+0.04   -profile /usr/share/profiles/sRGB.icm   -quality 97 png:- jpg:- --> BMG08909-ufrb-kde.jpg

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I think you did a wonderful job of capturing the beauty of colours, textures and lines in both shots. I just love the subtleness of both images... very very nice, pleasing to view. Thanks for sharing your creative process too.
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Love that first one especially. Beautiful soft colors and the background looks gorgeous with it.
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