Narcissus Buds

White narcissus just before blooming.  These were in complete shade.  Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with unsharp mask and burning.   Have a good week everyone!

Camera settings:  Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/6.3, 1/125 sec., ISO 1600,  focal length 100 mm.  No flash.


Narcissus 3

Over on the north side of our house I have a cluster of narcissus that insists upon blooming in January of each year.  We have had a little sun peak out through the fog each afternoon the past few days.  Here are some of those narcissus in late afternoon light.  Processed in Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 with Topaz Adjust and burning.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/8, 1/200 sec., ISO 1600, focal length 250 mm.  No flash.

Narcissus In Blue

Took this one Sunday.  Thought it interesting that all three were at the same stage of bloom.  Processing consisted of one orig, orig. b/w, orig b/w sketch with lowered opacity and a dark blue Overlay.

Camera settings: F/8.0, 1/250 sec., ISO 1600, focal length 250 mm.

Here’s the untouched original:

Fancy Narcissus

Here’s another narcissus that I have blooming right now.  Processed through Adobe Photoshop Elements, this effect took four layers.  Background layer – original, Layer 1 – b/w sketch with blending mode Overlay.  Layer 2 – Original with blending mode Luminosity.  Layer 3 –  original with High Pass filter on Overlay.

Camera settings: F/5.6, 1/60 sec., ISO 125, focal length 55 mm.

Confused Narcissus

These come up and bloom every January.  I think they are confuzzled!   I took this yesterday and it was pretty windy at the time.

Camera settings: F/5.6, ISO 100, 1/60 sec, focal length 55 mm.  I used a high pass filter at 4.2 pixels on this photo and did some dodging and burning.  No plug-in filter.