Tweaking Tuesday: Iris and stonecrop

For my second installment in this new series, I’m offering a new image that’s a small step farther beyond the “normal” than most others that I’ve posted recently.

10298CR+Nik-TM postI’ve not added anything that was not there when I made the original exposure, but have employed several post-processing tools that allow me to work with and enhance various aspects of the information that my camera recorded. Enough said—I hope you enjoy the result!

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6 Responses to Tweaking Tuesday: Iris and stonecrop

  1. Technically this is well done, Gary. There can be beauty in subjects past their prime.

    • krikitarts says:

      Actually, the fully-unfolded one was in perfect prime, and the other unfurled a day later (yesterday). It’s the tone mapping that gives them the “fading glory” look, but that’s the effect I was after. The first is now definitely past, but the second is still in full flower. In fact, I just had another look, and I think I’ll revisit it…

  2. Adrian Lewis says:

    Gary, I like this a lot, both for the organic substrate and the diagonal composition – the detail in the Iris petals is wonderful >>> but I for one am interested to know the details of the post-processing. Maybe you don’t want to divulge them and that’s fine – but I’m interested. Adrian

    • krikitarts says:

      No secrets at all from you, Adrian! I fine-tuned initial parameters in Camera Raw, then tone-mapped the result with Nik’s HDR Pro 2 software, starting with the Structurized 1 preset. I’ll e-mail you the details. I’m happy that you like it!

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