Four in a Row [Explored]
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EXPLORED - Highest position: #2 on Sunday, January 29th, 2012
The story of this photo:
I have been exploring macro photography lately. You probably know me for my HDR work, and don't worry, I will keep on creating HDRs. But I was always fascinated with macro photos. However, I was fully aware that creating stunning macros is very difficult. So I studied macro photography (without practicing it) until I had a pretty good idea of how to approach it.
A few weeks ago, I bought myself a Nikon Micro 105mm lens (also a nice portrait lens), some flash equipment and a few other thing, and I started exploring the world of the small actively. This is the very first macro shot I publish. It was set up using a blue cardboard as a background, three flashes, and a Gerbera flower (of course) on my table top.
Find more details about the setup at farbspiel-photo.com/view/images/four-in-a-row.
How it was shot:
> Taken with a tripod
> Single exposure
> Camera: Nikon D7000
How it was post-processed:
> Post-processing was done in Photoshop
> Topaz DeNoise
> Topaz Details for bringing out the details in the petals and some basic color correction
> Topaz Infocus for sharpening
> Saturation adjustent layer (master)
> Vibrance layer (vibrance)
> All the adjustments above grouped and opacity of the group set to 60% (original exposure on background layer)
Learn these techniques at farbspiel-photo.com - View. Learn. Connect.
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