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Backlit Beauty

Backlit Beauty

Just playing with blending mode in layers on a previuos upload.



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Date: Sat March 5, 2011
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like your backlite flower excellent shot
#1 Sat March 5, 2011 11:39am

Many Thanks Smile
You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams
#2 Sat March 5, 2011 12:15pm

angela taylor
I love your backlit flower i like the way you have got all the different hues in the shot. Angela
love your self
#3 Sat March 5, 2011 12:58pm

Well I'm assuming by "blending mode", you mean Adobe Photoshop? I love the colors, it almost looks as though this Flower was backlit by a "light table" from back in the days when I was in drafting class. It's simplistic in form, but the colors Really Pop!!
James A. Brown Jr.
"You Don't Take a Picture, You Give IT!"
#4 Sat March 5, 2011 2:50pm

Seems the full light spectrum. I had an art class in high school where I did my class project on the elements of light and coloration. Your creation reminded me of it. Well done.

I presume basshorn2's remark is correct and this is a product of Photoshop. Given that, I'd like to ask a question about photo editing. For strictly black and white photography is Photoshop the editor of choice as it is for color? If not, what is the preferred editor for b/w? I've fiddled around with b/w editing on two free editors. And, because I am not too thrilled with the results I do b/w very rarely.
#5 Sat March 5, 2011 4:30pm

Thanks for the comments.

Bobwed... Photoshop full CS versions (as opposed to eleamts versions which are not the full product) is ineed considered an industry standard by which most photo editing software is judged. Black and white conversions can be achieved in a number of ways..Channel Mixer probably being one of the most widley used...but then playing with layers and adjusting contrast levels brightness lighting effects can have an enormous effect on the final image...high key ..low key images can also be worked from the initial conversion as can Duotone/Tritones and various other tints etc. Photoshop CS5 is a superb tool, but most of us will only use a fraction of its potential, its not cheap...but as the saying get what you pay for !
Hope that helps !
You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams
#6 Sat March 5, 2011 7:50pm

Basshorn2 the lighting was merely a white background back about 2 feet back from the subject and the subject lit with sunlight .
You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams
#7 Sat March 5, 2011 7:54pm

Thank you for the response. The more I learn about digital photography the more I am impressed with the considerable cost many photographers have borne in pursuit of their love for photographic excellence. To appreciate Photoshop's capability means for me to own a camera capable of RAW and a computer large enough to run the program. I have none of these nor the money to buy them. So, for me the enjoyment of photography is in capturing with my point and shoots; not so much the editing. This week I bought a polarizing filter, and have been experimenting with it. Soon I'll try CHDK. This is where I am as a photographer. Thank you for your response, again.
#8 Sat March 5, 2011 11:31pm

The great photographers of old had very basic equipment compared to todays technical masterpieces...however the photos they produced are as good today as they were then. So point and shoot is not a pun intended...just continue to enjoy !!!
Raw is not really the be all and end can serve the photographer well when upmost quality is needed for enlargements or publication, but its always converted to jpeg in the end on sites like this so the benifits allthough worthwile are not always seen by the average viewer.
You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams
#9 Sun March 6, 2011 11:37am

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