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color photography photowalk

The colors of spring are in the air

One can already feel the spring coming nearer – it is getting warmer. But you can also see it. The colors of spring are nearly back. You can have a glance at them… I took the pictures at the usual location…

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color Macro photography postprocessing

Lined paper

Lined paper by stst31415
Lined paper, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

I tried to shoot another macro but wanted to use a different light. A bunch of paper was used – you can see the edges and lines of the paper.
A white LED was the light source from the left and a laser pointer was used from the top and aimed between the paper.
In post processing I used the tonal contrast filter from Nik Color Efex. This enhanced the edges and enhanced the abstract effect of the picture.
I can imagine this quite good on a wall.

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color HDR Magic Lantern photography photowalk postprocessing

Now winter can come

Now winter can come by stst31415
Now winter can come, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

I found these guys when taking a walk on the weekend. as there is a lot of details in this picture I tried to shift the focus to front section. So I added brightness to the top left corner to enhance the flare and reduced the reflections of the roofs. The background was muted by the taking the saturation to 50%. I cranked the warmth of the leaves in the left lower corner up 20%, just enough to recreate what I saw that moment.

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Autumn power

Autumn power by stst31415
Autumn power, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

I always wanted to try the “indian summer” Color filter. Obviously one has to wait for autumn.

Here it is. I played with Nik Color Efex: Indian Summer and then some tonal contrast to emphasize the lines in the leaves.

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digital Macro photography visualisation

Don’t look back in anger

I wanted to try a different self portrait.

Don't look back in anger
Don’t look back in anger, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.
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HDR Magic Lantern photography photowalk postprocessing

Different shades of green

Different shades of green by stst31415
Different shades of green, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

This is another picture made with HDR Efex and Magic Lantern. The shots were older but HDR technique helped her to bring out the different greens.

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color photography Uncategorized

View while pedalo dinner

View while pedalo dinner by stst31415
View while pedalo dinner, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

I have been to a dinner with a pedalo and before we left (because the mosquitos also wanted to dine) I took this shot. A hot day’s end…

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HDR Magic Lantern photography postprocessing Uncategorized

Sunset

Sunset by stst31415
Sunset, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

I am a big fan of sunrays and then I take my time to work them out of the RAW image. In this HDR this was rather difficult. But still, no Photoshop was needed.

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photography photowalk postprocessing

The power of the filter

Do you know what I think is most fun in black and white photography? It is one of the things which has great potential to get lost. It is filters.

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photography postprocessing

Interaction of color with picture

One of the biggest advantages of shooting in RAW is that the final version of the picture can look very different. In the examples below I did only use different color profiles for Canon Digital Picture Professional. It is not changing much on light and contrast – obviously you do that when you work with curves – it is more on changing colors and mood.

Have a look yourself. From left to right it is a picture in Velvia-style, natural and retro style.

Velvia spring Another spring Retro spring

I really enjoy playing with these styles from time to time. Strangely you can see another effect here: With some pictures some curves do not work. What do you think?