Sandra Irwin  

Halloween Birthday Gift by Sandra Irwin

November 2020 - Halloween Birthday Gift

About the Image(s)

I always had a theme for my birthday parties! This was taken with my Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Macro 100mm, a Hoya polarizing filter, a tripod, and a cable release. ISO 800, 100mm, f/32, 4.0 sec. In LR Classic I strongly reduced highlights and whites, and I slightly increased tint, texture, clarity, vibrance & saturation. I also darkened the edges with a vignette.

7 comments posted

Dick States   Dick States
Sandra, this is one beautiful image with great impact. Very sharp with great DOF. Great colors. I see you used a tripod, cable release and a polarizer. These really make a difference and I feel using a tripod improves composition. The only change I might make are some bright spots in the background that to my eye are a bit distracting. I removed these and added some structure using NIK software which brings out the texture in the flower petals. I just feel you really have a great image. Nice work!   Posted: 11/01/2020 20:12:37

Dick States   Dick States
  Posted: 11/01/2020 20:17:37
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Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
Terrific!   Posted: 11/07/2020 16:57:12

Charissa Lansing   Charissa Lansing
Hi Sandra,
Happy belated Halloween birthday! To my eye this is a terrific image with crisp focus. I love seeing the tonality in the petals and the stamen details that you've captured.

For me, Dick's enhancements add to your beautiful image.   Posted: 11/05/2020 12:25:41

Tracy Szela   Tracy Szela
The lighting on this is wonderful. Did you use artificial lighting or natural lighting?   Posted: 11/07/2020 16:49:43
Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
Both. It was on a black foam board on the kitchen table with light coming in from the window and also artificial overhead. I intended to turn off the light, but I forgot. Thus I had to work hard to down the lights in post processing.   Posted: 11/07/2020 16:55:47

Janet DiMattia   Janet DiMattia
Hi, Sandra.
Wow! Your image immediately caught my eye! Beautiful job. It is very sharp throughout. Love the detail and coloring of the petals!
Janet   Posted: 11/09/2020 09:03:30


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