Saturday, February 19, 2011

Calla Lilies: Longwood

Today ~ I learned that I misspelled "Calla" yesterday, when I just now Googled them...well, you learn something new every day! This morning was a fun morning helping folks figure out their cameras and helping them understand the macro world a little takes practice, but is so cool. I do love seeing detail and interesting shapes and textures through the macro lens. These are a collection of images I made yesterday at Longwood. As I mentioned yesterday, I went for the Orchids and Stayed for the Calla Lilies....I love their shape and texture. I was able to shoot some in a location where the background was very dark among the foliage and then with some processing in Photoshop, took the backgrounds black. In contrast to the images I posted yesterday these are a little less abstract...and make use of the black background to make them pop. The opening image here and the one from yesterday were bracketed shots processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro, then further processed in Photoshop. The Calla Lily Spin I released my tripod collar tension pin and spun the barrel of the lens while making the exposure ever so slightly to get the spin effect...

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