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Solarized Moss on Bark

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 15 December 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Playing with Silver Efex Pro. One needs to get a little crazy every now and then. Happy Silly Tuesday everyone!

CANON 500D - A word on the Canon 500D. It is a close-up lens that screws on the front of your lens like a filter. It comes in various sizes and will work on any lens with front threads. Most of these types of close-up lenses are mediocre; however the 500D has received excellent reviews (and that has proven to be the case in my experience).

NIKON D700 1/100 second F/5.0 ISO 1250 38 mm (35mm equiv.)

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

happy ST Jack at first it thought it was snow

15 Dec 2009 5:22am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

very nice.

15 Dec 2009 5:24am

@zahra: Thank you.

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe ce traitement !

15 Dec 2009 5:27am

@rem_la: Merci.

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

Happy ST can get as crazy as you like on a Tuesday....or any other day come to that lol!!!!
Wonderfully crazy shot!!!

15 Dec 2009 6:43am

@Linerberry: I applied the "Solarizing" preset in Silver Efex Pro, and then I "played!"

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I like the unusual effect (as you might guess). Very effective.
Did the Silver Efex Pro also give you that particularly interesting framing effect?
Thanks for even more specific descriptive info about the Canon 500D !!! ;-)

15 Dec 2009 6:56am

@Dulcie: Thanks. The frame is from the onOne PhotoFrame plug-in.

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent traitement

15 Dec 2009 7:01am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Love the way you went crazy on the post processing ... great abstract with great textures!

15 Dec 2009 7:12am

@Monique: Thank you.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

it's difficult to comment this style of photography Jack...

15 Dec 2009 7:43am

@Marie LC: Personally, I don't think that you comment on this one. You just chuckle. Silly Tuesday is a day for craziness and fun.

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A shocking image. I was surprised by his abstract! I like much the effect of solarized... interesting results! Greetings!

15 Dec 2009 8:59am

@Fonts: Gracias. It was fun.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Very interesting outcome..

15 Dec 2009 9:22am

@Sarito: Solely for fun!

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Amusant ce traitement...

15 Dec 2009 9:22am

@Sof: Agreed!

Mhélène from Paris, France

Well ...we all like to test crazy effect !! Happy ST Jack !

15 Dec 2009 10:51am

@Mhélène: Merci.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Well processed it makes a great abstract.

15 Dec 2009 11:17am

@Curly: Seeing people's comments on this one has been fascinating. Every single person that I thought might like it has liked it. And every person that I expected to be turned off by it has been turned off by it. There are even those who seem to resent "Silly Tuesday." God save us from ourselves and taking ourselves so seriously.

zOOm from Paris, France

A powerful abstract. Makes me think of the piece of metal used for engraving. Incredible PP Jack. Eyecatching.

15 Dec 2009 11:18am

@zOOm: I just knew that it would appeal to you, Florence. Thank you.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Interesting shot, nice frosty processed picture!

15 Dec 2009 11:21am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate. And thank goodness for ST; I can't believe how many uptight photographers there are.

lydia from Paris, France

A stange but lovely effect !

15 Dec 2009 11:49am

@lydia: Merci. All the spirit of ST!!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting precessing.

15 Dec 2009 1:24pm

@B. Thomas: Could never do it without the preset.

ghetu from Mumbai, India


15 Dec 2009 1:55pm

@ghetu: Aha! that's about it!!

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

creative process.

15 Dec 2009 2:27pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

This is cool . It looks more like a detail of freezing tree and a wall in background ;))

15 Dec 2009 2:35pm

@MARIANA: Let your imagination run wild :))

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Very cool, looks cold :)

15 Dec 2009 3:10pm

@Yvonne Simons: It looks colder than it actually was.

don from spokae, United States

A beautiful pattern shot made even better with the special processing. The detail is sufficient that we grasp the subject quite well. So it's a fine pattern and impressionistic shot.

15 Dec 2009 4:03pm

@don: Thanks, Don. The credit goes to the software.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I don't have to fake snow, but hey love how you processed this lol

15 Dec 2009 4:27pm

@Lorraine: Certainly can't compete with your scene today!!

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Back in the old days when I used my Canon FT QL and my Canon F1, I had a set of screw on filters. Three filters that could be combined for any strength. They were wonderful. I might have to get some to fit the lenses that I use now.

15 Dec 2009 4:59pm

@Michael Rawluk: When I went backpacking in the 60s and used a Pentax Spotmatic, I had a set of 3 close-up filters (each with a different strength; and you could stack them); that's what I used for all of my close-up shots, especially of wildflowers.

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is magically superb!

15 Dec 2009 5:53pm

@B.Held: Thank you.

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Somewhat like line art. Interesting.

15 Dec 2009 6:34pm

@Self-Indulgence: All in the spirit of Silly Tuesday!!

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

You got me! At first I thought it was snow :) I like this. Happy ST

15 Dec 2009 7:04pm

@Anina: Thanks. Yea ST!

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Curious effects, it looks like snow on a surface of grass or something like that, very interesting.

15 Dec 2009 7:28pm

@Paco Díaz: It's Silly Tuesday.

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

I love it! Fabulous processing - it shows a different side of your creativity!

15 Dec 2009 8:37pm

@dabbler: Thanks. You never know what you are going to see on Silly Tuesday.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

great fun! interesting and original! happy ST :)

15 Dec 2009 9:35pm

@Magda: Thanks. And thank you for all of your kind comments on my recent posts.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

I do not agree, jack, sorry!

15 Dec 2009 9:51pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Quite intriguing, well done!

15 Dec 2009 10:48pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Silly Tuesday punches weird buttons!!

alex centrella from California, United States

a beautiful work art !

15 Dec 2009 11:32pm

@alex centrella: Thanks.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Interesting post-processing. First thought I was looking at something iced over with frosting. Almost got a little hungry...then I realized it was ST. I always forget to partake in this weekly event. :-)

16 Dec 2009 12:02am

@Steven: You need to jump right in:))

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

You sure did go crazy....perfect for ST !

16 Dec 2009 12:42am

@Susan: Thanks:))

Barbara from Florida, United States

It's fun to play and what better day to do it than ST!
The results remind me of a heavy winter storm. Neat effect.

16 Dec 2009 12:48am

@Barbara: Thanks :))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

At first, I thought a snow scene. Cool effect, Jack.

16 Dec 2009 12:54am

@Steve Rice: :))

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fabulous, artistic shot.

16 Dec 2009 2:02am

@LauraS: Thanks, Laura.

Levi Cusio from West Vancouver, Canada

stunning! is this infrared? love the technique you used here. love it!

16 Dec 2009 2:34am

@Levi Cusio: The credit all goes to a preset in Nik's Silver Efex Pro plug-in. It would have taken me an unbelievable amount of time to do it from scratch. (And I rarely spend much time in post-processing.)

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice work and interesting - very bright light!!

16 Dec 2009 2:54am

@Scott F. Schilling: All plug-in created, Scott.

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Wow! That's a wonderful effect, Jack. My eyes say winter storm or the surface of an icy planet. Very creative

16 Dec 2009 4:30am

@SOUL AFLAME: The creativity credit goes to Nik software.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

It is fun to play with softwares. Nice play.

16 Dec 2009 1:20pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Ayer te comentaba sobre la confusión grano/ruido de los jóvenes fotógrafos. No sé que habrán pensado hoy de tu foto del "martes loco". ¿Solarización?. ¿Eso que será?. Los que ya tenemos una edad, hicimos tantas y tantas pruebas para sacar el "Efecto Salatier" en nuestro laboratorios caseros...

16 Dec 2009 6:29pm

Ajay from Pune, India

It looks like too much snow.

18 Dec 2009 12:40am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

;D Happy ST too - I also love playing around with filters from time to time ;I

18 Dec 2009 12:57pm