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    Grevillea A Showy Hybrid for a dull day.

    I have been experimenting with flowers. This one was glowing in the shade of an Illawarra Flame Tree....

    Grevillea  A Showy Hybrid for a dull day.


    I can't make it delicate...

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    Re: Grevillea A Showy Hybrid for a dull day.

    If you find out how to make a red flower "delicate" please let me know.

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    Re: Grevillea A Showy Hybrid for a dull day.

    Andre
    I think delicate is beyond this flower, but it does seem to have gone all wrong when I changed to 8 bit file and saved to JPEG. I lost what subtlety, that was there. It also seems to appear over saturated. These flowers are very shiny almost metallic and it I am finding it difficult to get rid of the specular highlights.
    I will have another go I think.

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    Re: Grevillea A Showy Hybrid for a dull day.

    Shiny red + bright light = trouble imhoY

    2 things that might work are HDR or a CPL to cut the glare.

    Have you considered a b/w ?? The contrasts look good.

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    Re: Grevillea A Showy Hybrid for a dull day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Shiny red + bright light = trouble imhoY

    2 things that might work are HDR or a CPL to cut the glare.

    Have you considered a b/w ?? The contrasts look good.
    Hi Bobo,

    Yes I did make a B&W image and it did look OK. I wanted a colour pic though and it is the colour which is challenging me.
    I did a workshop tonight which has given me some ideas on directions I might try.
    I will have to wait for some more flowers on the bush now. It is lucky that it flowers for most of the year.
    I have set myself the task of photographing a Gymea Lilly in the interim. It too has red flowers, but it has the added problem of the flower head being on the end of a 10 foot high stem. What is life without a challenge.

    Graham

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