With this photograph I used several layers and steps to produce the final result. I adjusted levels, applied Topaz Simplify buz sim, duplicated, changed to b/w (newspaper), used filter/stylize/find edges, set blend mode to linear burn at 70% opacity and burned. All done in Photoshop Elements 6. The edge was created using a white stipple brush.
The tree blossoms are almost all done now. Rain is expected at the end of the week. Have a good day everyone!
Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/13, 1/250 sec., ISO 160, focal length 200 mm. No flash.
Processed with only an unsharp filter in Photoshop Elements 6. Hope you are all seeing some spring in the near future!
Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/7.1, 1/200 sec., ISO 100, focal length 100 mm. No flash.
Our apple trees are especially full of blooms this spring. The bees are happy! Processed with Topaz Clean, dodged and burned.
Camera settings: F/5, 1/250 sec., ISO 64, focal length 13.8 mm. No flash.
Since lighting is one of our challenges for the month, I thought I would use some artificial lighting to highlight a photo. This photo of white pear blossoms kind of needed some perking up. First I changed the photo to b/w. I added some directional lighting in Photoshop Elements and did some burning. I guess I just like moody.:)
Camera settings: F/6.3 , 1/100 sec., ISO 100, focal length 37 mm. No flash.
Overcast and gloomy today. However, I have better luck with white blossoms if it is not so bright outside. Here are some more apricot blossoms from my front yard. I adjusted levels and added a zoom blur.
Camera settings: F/4.0, 1/180 sec., ISO 64, focal length 6.3 mm. No flash.
I know, I know!! I’ll expand myself eventually. This is my apricot tree in the front yard. Processed with Topaz Simplify cartoon and adjusted.
Camera settings: F/4.5, 1/210 sec., ISO 64, focal length 6.3 mm.
Early spring in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Stopped by the road to take these today on the way into town. Processed with Topaz Simplify buz sim. I adjusted levels, dodged and burned and added a mat. Hope you are all having a beautiful weekend!
Camera settings: F/6.3, 1/400 sec., ISO 64, focal length 6.3 mm.