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    Floating Tulips

    Enough with roses today -- here are some floating tulips.

    Floating Tulips

    C&C welcome.

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    Re: Floating Tulips

    Certainly works for me Elise. I love that colour against the black......but there is a slight reddish.....only joking

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    Re: Floating Tulips

    Elise,

    That's a nice setup, I can see it being used on many different subjects. Were you using a lightbox or was the room walls entirely black?

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    Re: Floating Tulips

    The colours and composition are lovely, wonder if you can diffuse the light a little more to stop the glare on the petals.

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    Re: Floating Tulips

    The secret is that there was no set-up -- this is what I've finally learned about spot-metering. The sun was coming in the window and lighting up just these tulips, and by spot-metering off the front one, the rest of the frame came out pretty much black (though I helped it along a bit). So the glare is just the sun.

    Thanks for your comments.

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    Re: Floating Tulips

    Elise this looks nice, but i think the colors will pop more if you set the white point on the levels. Each individual channel.

    No red cast this time.


    On a side note, i have something for you to try on your other photo. Instead of setting the WB with the black and white sliders of the levels tool, set it with the gray point.

    Bring up your photo.....add a blank layer above it......fill with 50% gray.......set blend mode to difference........bring up threshold tool and slide the slider till the screen is all white. Then move it slowly back untill you see a couple of clusters of black. With the color picker tool select a spot on the black cluster...............cancel the threshold tool..........delete the gray fill layer..........add a duplicate layer.............set blend mode to color................bring up levels tool and click on the middle eyedropper.............click the eyedropper on the point you selected and the color cast should be corrected. You can use the opacity slider to adjust it to your liking.

    I think the reason the other way didn't work is because you had some clipping.

    Hope this helps , steve.

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    Re: Floating Tulips

    Steve, you're just going to drag me kicking and screaming into being a better photographer, right? I'll give it a go later.

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    Re: Floating Tulips

    Quote Originally Posted by mythlady View Post
    Steve, you're just going to drag me kicking and screaming into being a better photographer, right? I'll give it a go later.

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    Re: Floating Tulips

    Well . . . I probably did something wrong, but this is what I got:

    Floating Tulips

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    Re: Floating Tulips

    However, this is better:

    Floating Tulips

    Isn't it?

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    Re: Floating Tulips

    Quote Originally Posted by mythlady View Post
    However, this is better:

    Floating Tulips

    Isn't it?

    Poppin

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    Re: Floating Tulips

    Ouch!!!

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    Re: Floating Tulips

    Your old image re-adjusted...........

    Floating Tulips


    Still not perfect, but better..............you clipped some stuff.

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    Re: Floating Tulips

    Thanks, Steve --

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