Mark Laussade  

Nature's Jewels by Mark Laussade

October 2020 - Nature's Jewels

October 2020 - Mark Laussade


About the Image(s)

Converted to B&W in Lightroom with additional dodging and burning. Also processed with Topaz Studio for sharpening and noise reduction.

Canon 5D Mark IV
150-600mm Tamron lens

11 comments posted

Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
Dazzling!! The black background is perfect for this. Yes, it looks like jewelry, and expensive jewelry at that!   Posted: 10/04/2020 14:35:20
Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
Thanks Freddie. It reminds me of how black velvet makes silver coins so striking.   Posted: 10/05/2020 16:06:37

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Mark, this is stunning. I usually concur with Nick that most often our images need a border on this black BG but, no, absolutely nothing is needed for completion here--this is nature's beautiful art.   Posted: 10/08/2020 15:38:38

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
Outstanding! And the title is just perfect for the image.   Posted: 10/11/2020 06:12:57

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
Thank you Barbara and Beverly. I'm glad that you like it.   Posted: 10/11/2020 09:24:57

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Mark, I agree with others as this is some very good black and white art; and, it does not need a border.   Posted: 10/11/2020 14:07:20

Stephen Mayeux   Stephen Mayeux
Mark, What a great image and very creative. Was this taken in a light box or outdoors?   Posted: 10/13/2020 17:21:20
Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
The original was taken outdoors.   Posted: 10/13/2020 17:46:04
Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Mark I took the liberty of moving your original on the opening page, which makes it a more obvious change.   Posted: 10/13/2020 18:24:54
Stephen Mayeux   Stephen Mayeux
Mark, seeing the original helps me understand how creative your final image is. Great vision. It always amazes me how creative photographers have become in the digital age. I would have thrown that image away but you turned it into an incredible B&W image.   Posted: 10/13/2020 19:57:02

Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
(Group 10)
Stunning. Great image! It does look like jewelry. Well done!   Posted: 10/14/2020 11:05:32


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