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Shooting Star Beauty

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 1 July 2017 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Sadie (our granddaughters' dog) and I took a Solstice walk off of the Shooting Star entrance to the Timberhill Natural Area. I was using my monster Tamron 150-600mm lens; this was shot at 400mm. Because I wanted to try out the new healing tool in Topaz Studio 1.0.6, I edited this almost completely inside of Studio. There were some intrusions in the lower right hand corner that I needed to get rid of; the healing tool worked fine; although I did have to take a couple of swipes. Then I went crazy. First, one of my Presets was applied, followed by Precision Contrast, Sharpening (selectively applied), 2 Basic Adjustment layers (selectively masked in), Vignette. Next, using the Texture Pro Adjustment, I opened a Jason Odell Abstract Painting texture (I loaded folders ot textures yesterday); this was applied with a bunch of adjusting and masking. Then one last Vignette. I ended up making some color adjustments on the flower in ACR (I find that with the ACR Target Tool, I have more HSL control in ACR than Studio). Voila!

NIKON D750 1/400 second F/6.3 ISO 160 400 mm (35mm equiv.)

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Beautifully done.

1 Jul 2017 5:24am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


1 Jul 2017 5:14pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !!!

1 Jul 2017 7:45pm

Denny Jump Photo from Bellevue, WA, United States

What a sensational piece, Jack!! I love the presentation and perspective here, too...

1 Jul 2017 8:20pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


2 Jul 2017 8:44am