I thought about submitting this image, a combination of 5 separate images, for the Unusual Perspective assignment but was not happy with how it test printed so decided to save the ink.
Nikon D200, 60mm macro lens with +4 closeup filter, ISO 160, cloudy whitebalance
PP: Reduced the exposure, slid the recovery slider all the way to 100 and added a little fill light in ACR. In CS3 I combined parts of 5 images in order to get the stem and all of the mushroom top in focus, Touch of Darkness on rim edge, Hue/Sat layer to reduce yellows in the grass, PopSickle by Kubota for details, sharpened with the highpass filter in softlight mode, and ran Punch Drunk by Kubota at reduced opacity for brightness
SC Christmas Digital Papers
8 months ago