Friday, June 25, 2010

Graceful Waves

Nikon D700, 60mm macro lens at f2.8 and 1/1000th, ISO 400

A couple of months ago I was cleaning up some terracotta pots and found some bulbs in the soil but I had no idea what they were.  I replanted them, set them in the shade, kept them watered and watched as green spiky leaves grew...still with no idea what they were.  Then just a few days ago I found a small calla lily blooming --- oh, yeah, I did have some of those last year.  After I processed this image in ACR, then in CS5 with several levels adjustment layers to darken the leaves (maybe too much?), I used Silver Efex Pro.  I started with the neutral setting that is used for all the images when the program first opens, and then went into the right panel with film options and chose Kodak Plus-X 125 PXPro.  I was so tempted to add a sepia tone as I usually do, but managed to restrain myself this once.  


  1. Often I tend to avoid B&W but the soft effect works well in B&W.

  2. I agree with Wayne on the B&W. Seems you have found a real good nack for macro shots. I have enjoyed your pictures.