Shade Of Violet

Shade Of Violet

f/8, 1/125, ISO-800, 50mm

So I read somewhere that a great time to take a photo of flowers and stuff is right after a rain. I don’t do that much because I am terrified of damaging my equipment in a follow-up deluge. But I found some nicely-colored buds on a shrub in our back yard so I figured I would give it a shot.

I’m kind of undecided about the overall quality of this shot. On the one hand, it’s sharp and clear, and I got about the level of DOF I wanted (though whether it’s a good DOF is debatable). On the other hand, I think I over-edited it in order to create a good contrast between the greens and the violets. Partly, also, I was trying to compensate for dim light by pumping up the luminence. There are hard edge around the buds that I don’t care for and take away from the overall softness of the image. Anyway, here it is.

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  1. gerryfrederickdigital April 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Great colour, high impact. Well done

  2. Bella Remy Photography April 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    I like what you’ve done with this shot. You can always reduce clarity to give you some softness in the flower buds. I use brightness and fill light a lot lately and like the results.

    • AJBopp May 2, 2012 at 8:08 am #

      Fill light has rescued a lot of my shot, though in this particular shot I relied on the adjustment brush mostly and cranked down the exposure on everything but the tulip.

  3. Zen and Genki May 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    Beautiful! The light is just perfect – well done!

    • AJBopp May 2, 2012 at 8:13 am #

      Thanks! There’s some nice colors in any case..

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