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More Lightpad Flowers and Post-Processing Fun

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Reds and Purples

Poor Squirt – it wasn’t enough that I withheld pansies for lightpad photography once, but I had such a good time that I did it again!  I took some pansies and some small petunias and played more with my new ArtOGraph Lightpad.  Then I spent a rainy afternoon having fun with the post-processing.  A few of these got a “hmm! I like that!” from Rich.  Can you guess which ones? This first image is a petunia, face-down.  It reminds me of a dancer doing a waltz.  I added several rounds of the Fractalius filter, one to soften the image, the next to add the extra detail in the petals only.  Then I added a texture from Shadowhouse Creations.  I liked the colored texture background better than the original white of the Lightpad. This next image is a typical flower image taken on the Lightpad.  I put the pansies and the petunia together and played with the composition till I liked it.  I did very little post processing to this one, just a little touch-up from Nik Color Efex Pro.  I’m finding that the Tonal Contrast filter works wonders with the flower colors that are otherwise softened but the bright light of […]