Viola

Bought some bedding plants for the front yard and decided to take a few photos before planting them!  This one is processed in Photoshop Elements 6.  I adjusted levels, added a high pass filter and did a little burning.  Have a nice weekend!

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/8, 1/30 sec., ISO 800, focal length 100 mm.  No flash.

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Dappled 2

Dappled evening light on my irises on the side of our house.  Processed by adjusting levels, applying Topaz Simplify buz sim (and adjusting the simplify level) and dodging and burning.

Camera settings: F/4, 1/200 sec., ISO 400, focal length 55 mm.  No flash.

Trio

These little guys gave me a great opportunity to represent “trio”.   Pansies are one of the most consistent bloomers here in our California winter.  Stock and calendulas are also used here a lot in wintertime.  This photo was not cropped.  Levels were adjusted first and then Topaz Simplify Watercolor was applied.  I always adjust the standard settings on Watercolor to allow for a tad more contrast.  This deepens particularly the greens in a floral photo.  The eyedropper tool was used again to pick the frame color.  In this instance I used Edit/Stroke Selection to create the black outline around the photo.  No burning or dodging this time.  Have a good week, everyone!  (photo adjusted and resubmitted)