Peach Blossoms

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.


Artificial Lighting

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.