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Water Lily ( 2 imgs )
Posted By: sajmmiller, 07-01-2008, 04:04 PM

Playing around with masks, color selection, b&w conversion, and blending layers in The GIMP. The first is the processed image, the second is what I started with after converting from Raw. I still have a lot to learn! I'm curious if you like the processed result, or if you think it's too unnatural looking?






Lens was Tamron 90mm macro, and cropped to about 50% since I couldn't get any closer without getting wet!

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Absolutely beautiful! I've heard only good things about the Tamron 90 mm macro. Actually, I like the unprocessed pic better. Good shootin. -Paul :-)
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I don't see the shots...

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I don't see the shots...
Neither do I. jim
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I don't see the shots...
Thanks for the heads up!

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Neither do I. jim
I thought Zenfolio seemed awfully slow yesterday. Maybe the site went down for time? I can see the photos fine this morning while not being logged in. Is anyone still having problems seeing the photos? If so, please let know what the error message says.

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I see 'em and I like 'em... I prefer the cooler white tones in the first to those in the second.
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I think I would prefer something in between the two that you have posted. The first one looks over processed, especially the bottom left hand corner. The unprocessed just needs some adjustments to bring out the best in it. The composition, I think, is great but I would crop a little off the top.
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Absolutely beautiful! I've heard only good things about the Tamron 90 mm macro. Actually, I like the unprocessed pic better. Good shootin. -Paul :-)
Thanks for commenting Paul. I'm very happy with my Tamron 90mm macro.

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I see 'em and I like 'em... I prefer the cooler white tones in the first to those in the second.
Thank you!...I prefer the tones in the second one too, yet I'm still trying to decide whether I like the processed water-color look.

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I think I would prefer something in between the two that you have posted. The first one looks over processed, especially the bottom left hand corner. The unprocessed just needs some adjustments to bring out the best in it. The composition, I think, is great but I would crop a little off the top.
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Thanks Gary! After looking at them for awhile I agree with your assessment. It really helps to hear others opinions....sanity check! I'm going to start with a slightly different crop, and reprocess the tones somewhere in between. Mainly, this was a good exercise for me in learning some new PP techniques.
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The Best of Both?

Here's the compromise version:

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Much better.
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The last one works in so many ways... great mood and going black in the background really brings out the whole flower. Even with a bright yellow center the white still evens it all out where you look at the total picture. Cool! Jimbo
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Thanks everybody! I think I'm now satisfied with the last version.
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