The garden is filled with blooming irises. I used a watercolor effect on this photo. I watched a video on YouTube by TopazLabs. I usually use a Topaz Simplify preset and then adjust to my liking on a painting effect. This time I used only the sliders to gain the look I wanted. You can watch the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2iD3exhrXw It is very short and easy to follow. The important points were: stick to the simplify sliders, stay away from the details and feature boost sliders and adjust the edge strength. I rather like the result and didn’t dodge or burn this photo. Hope you like it!
Blue Dutch iris in my yard. Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with a high pass filter and burned. Have a great Easter week everyone!!Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/8, 1/100 sec., ISO 640, focal length 100 mm. No flash.
It seems I have so many yellow flowers right now. (Sorry, Ron!) So here is another iris that is a new one this year. This was processed in Photoshop Elements with Topaz Simplify buz sim adjusted.
Camera settings: F/4, 1/1000 sec., ISO 100, focal length 27 mm. No flash.
Early evening light on a rust colored iris. Processed in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels, burning and running through Topaz Simplify buz sim.
Camera settings: F/8, 1/80 sec., ISO 160, focal length 165 mm. No flash.
Four yellow Dutch iris. Processed in Photoshop Elements with color sketch from OnOne Photo Essentials 3 and a 35% sketch filter on Overlay.
Camera settings: F/5.6, 1/320 sec., ISO 400, focal length 55 mm. No flash.
Another of my new irises. I had to take this shot at an angle as the recent rains had knocked it down. Photo taken in early evening with overcast skies. Processed in Elements 6 with High Pass and dodged and burned.
Camera settings: F/ 5.6, 1/800 sec., ISO 800, focal length 55 mm. No flash.
A new iris that I ordered last fall. I photographed it about 6:30 pm to get evening light which works so well on warm colors. Processed with two layers of texture. Did some partial erasing on the texturing. Dodged and burned.
Camera settings: F/8, 1/160 sec., ISO 200, focal length 74 mm. No flash.