Monday, October 5, 2009

Leaf Curl

The sun was hitting this curl in a Philodendron leaf, I did not add any light to it. The f3.2 setting made the grass in the background green and brown blurs and I deliberately shot with a wide aperture to catch just the edge of the curl in focus.
Nikon D200 with 60mm macro lens at f3.2
Post processing: Increased the recovery slider, blacks, clarity and vibrance in ACR.  In CS3, duplicated the background layer in Multiply at 60% opacity, selectively sharpened the curl only, added a clipping mask frame by Jessica Sprague which also included the texture.


  1. I like this one, simple but effective. Nice job.


  2. Beautiful work Cindi!

    This is an interesting image that one could spend a very long time with!

    Well done!

  3. Not sure which I like the most: color combination, the form itself or your post processing. You selected a really fine subject and then did right by it with all your work. Really good job.