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Gerbera Trio


I had a nice light painted single gerbera blossom, but what to do with it?  Rather than post a disembodied single  blossom, I made it a triple and there you go, for whatever it’s worth.

5 responses

  1. ken bello

    I love these surreal daisies! I love any daisy, of course, but you made these something special. Due to excessive rabbit activities in the garden, we will not have any daisies this year, so I had to take photographs at the arboretum. I’d love to try your light paint technique but the arboretum frown on picking the flowers for some reason so I may have to buy them, if I can find them now. I like your choice of colors. Is it the result of filters on the light or post processing? Have you tried this as HDR? Could be interesting.

    August 10, 2011 at 9:00 am

  2. Thank you Ken, I was just winging it, I also ended up with an Andy Warhol looking version but posted this one instead. The red flower is the ‘real’ one color-wise. The others are a result of major slidage (is that word?) of the hue slider in Photoshop Elements. It never occurred to me to try this as HDR. It is possible to do HDR from a single RAW file, you create three versions of the RAW file (normal, underexposed, overexposed) and combine them. That could be interesting.

    August 10, 2011 at 10:10 am

  3. Ken Bello

    I have taken one raw file and processed it two ways and brought both versions into Photoshop and masked them together to get a more natural look. From the ACR program, I open the first file in Photoshop as a Smart Object, make a copy of the smart object and send it back into ACR for reprocessing. You can do these steps endlessly. I’m not sure if the newer versions of Elements let you use Smart Objects but this technique has saved my bacon many times.

    August 10, 2011 at 11:42 am

  4. elmediat

    Interesting post. Enjoyed reading about your process work. Certainly created vivid & dramatic images. If you had a twisted sense of humour like mine, you would ask which daisy is not like the other two.

    August 10, 2011 at 12:15 pm

  5. Thank you, Hmmm. Which is not like the other two? Hmmm.

    August 11, 2011 at 9:14 am

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