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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 15 September 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This technique was the result of having a way underexposed photograph (as was the case with yesterday's photograph). In Lightroom 4, I moved the Exposure slider way to the right; this did most of the heavy lifting. Then I bumped Clarity way up, added a little Vibrance and a little Contrast. That was pretty much it. (Note: if I had started with a properly exposed photograph, it would have been extremely difficult to create this look.) The message to me was: sometimes when it looks like you have a disaster, you very well might have a valuable gift. The pros tend to push the sliders around like crazy.

NIKON D700 1/640 second F/8.0 ISO 400 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent process

15 Sep 2012 5:22am

*MЯG* from Iran

very nice shot

15 Sep 2012 5:39am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Awesome - stunning result!

15 Sep 2012 5:39am

Jatta from Joensuu, Finland

Really successful result, congratulations!
Good Saturday to you!

15 Sep 2012 5:51am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle fleur quelle présnentation fantastique iamge et cpatage.

15 Sep 2012 6:25am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle fleur quelle présnentation fantastique iamge et cpatage.

15 Sep 2012 6:53am

sido from Seville, Spain

Beautiful result. Now you know you can underexpose sometimes.

15 Sep 2012 7:09am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

In high key ... anyway ... Your image is a wonderful life with my picture in a book of science ... you are a teacher with a wonderful artistic sensibility ... Thank you very much for sharing it with us here ... Muchos besos y abrazos amigo Jack!

15 Sep 2012 7:26am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Magnifique avec cette transprence. 5*.

15 Sep 2012 8:25am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Superb ! Have a nice day.

15 Sep 2012 8:48am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderfully beautiful ! Excellent high key.

15 Sep 2012 9:37am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Very beautiful and dreamy

15 Sep 2012 9:56am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Just brilliant work. Keep it up!

15 Sep 2012 10:44am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Another stunner:)

15 Sep 2012 11:06am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

these are fantastic composicón john, bravo *****

15 Sep 2012 11:29am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool technique and result.

15 Sep 2012 12:31pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Wow, this is so nice! You got great detail out of this. I really like the translucent pink flowers.

15 Sep 2012 12:45pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice!
so beautiful colors!

15 Sep 2012 1:43pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

beautiful! just like a painting!

15 Sep 2012 2:26pm

Don from Spokane, United States

It's a gorgeous and very unusual image and companion of yesterday's. I liked reading the technique used to obtain such a different look.

15 Sep 2012 2:56pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hervorragende Verarbeitung.

15 Sep 2012 3:43pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Really beautiful.

15 Sep 2012 5:15pm

Frida from Sweden

This is so delicate and well executed. Love this Jack!

15 Sep 2012 5:45pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

This presentation gives so much transparency to the petals of the pink flower! It's excellent!

15 Sep 2012 6:09pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Absolutely beautiful !!! The contrast against the white background id really wonderful ...

15 Sep 2012 6:50pm

shooter from United Kingdom

Love it.

15 Sep 2012 7:40pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful !

15 Sep 2012 8:27pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Glorious soft tones in this picture. I would love to stick my nose in and smell.

15 Sep 2012 9:33pm

Francisco from Miami, United States


15 Sep 2012 9:50pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is gorgeous! It would make a lovely card!

15 Sep 2012 11:47pm

Mike from California, United States

Looks like it could have been a studio shot...Nice "save" !

16 Sep 2012 12:01am

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Beautiful result and gorgeous flowers!

16 Sep 2012 12:02am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Very impressive indeed!!! Thanks for sharing the technique and such enchanting shot! Have a great weekend!:-)

16 Sep 2012 1:58am

Harry from Apex NC, United States

The stark white background and the delicate colors make this an excellent photo.

16 Sep 2012 2:16am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Well, I like the result, Jack. A beautiful pink flower shot. Clean and crisp.

17 Sep 2012 2:53am

JACQUES from BIDART Côte Basque, France

Très beau resultat et avec l'arrière plan neutre, très réussi.

17 Sep 2012 4:32pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

The high key look of this and prior photo is marvelous! Love the details and the crisp look.

17 Sep 2012 6:56pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

joli post traitement.

28 Sep 2012 8:42pm

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Tècnica perfecta by Adela Fonts