Shirley Pohlman  

Fairyland by Shirley Pohlman

June 2020 - Fairyland

June 2020 - Shirley Pohlman


About the Image(s)

Most wildflowers are gone but occasionally a mushroom will give us just as much beauty. Couldn’t find anything but white and this tiny colorful one. Shot with me lying on the ground with Nikon D610, 105mm macro lens, manual priority, f/5.6, 1/320 sec, ISO 800. In Lightroom used radial filter for dehazing and sharpening the cap, brush tool, radial tool for softening the pine straw, graduated filter on upper corners, vignette, crop. Used Photoshop to remove spots on cap. Used Topaz “fairy” filter for background.

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7 comments posted

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80

This is beautiful. I have just begun playing with textures on my flowers so I can really appreciate the work that went into it, let alone lying on your back on what was probably wet ground. Well Done!   Posted: 06/02/2020 10:48:04

Martin Newland   Martin Newland
Lovely muted colours, and your treatment of the background is superb. Well done   Posted: 06/03/2020 18:57:20

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
Very nice image. Your crop on the top and bottom lets the mushroom stand out. I like the texture you used as a background.   Posted: 06/11/2020 13:56:20

Brenda Monahan   Brenda Monahan
This does look like something out of a fairy land. I like these edits, I think it looks a bit like it was painted.   Posted: 06/12/2020 07:10:33

Piers Blackett   Piers Blackett
Great result! Superb artistic choice of post-processing.   Posted: 06/12/2020 09:44:14

Harry M. Stuart   Harry M. Stuart
Very nicely done. Soft tones, nicely muted background.   Posted: 06/17/2020 19:07:34

Hung Phan   Hung Phan
From the original picture to the edited one,you had a well done job.You used graduated filter very well.I love your picture.   Posted: 06/18/2020 16:48:56