Friday, May 22, 2009

Macro Mums

Camera info: Nikon D200, 60mm 2.8 macro lens, top image f4.8 at 1/5th, ISO 100; middle image f 3.5 at 1/25th; bottom image f2.8 at 1/90th.
Post processing: Top image: duplicated the background in a softlight layer at 20% opacity, sharpened with the Edge, darkened the edges by painting with softlight on a layer, highpass filter for final sharpening. Middle image: cleaned up spots, duplicated the background in softlight at 40% opacity, sharpened with the Edge, added both a Curves and a Levels layer for more contrast. Bottom image: cleaned up distractions in the background, levels and curves layers for brightening, curves for contrast, the Edge and PopSickle for details, and Punch Drunk for more punchy colors.


  1. Beautiful work! I especially like the middle one.

  2. The first one is by far my favorite. I like the colors and the composition. Really good job!