Diana Duffey  

Last Dahlia of the Season by Diana Duffey

November 2020 - Last Dahlia of the Season

About the Image(s)

How I did it: Took this image with my Sony a7r4 with the Lensbaby Velvet 56-ISO 100, SS 1/13. I did not write the F-stop down and it does not record. I made some minor adjustments in Lightroom and took it into PS . In PS, I did a Levels adjustment and added a texture. I brightened the center a bit in Lightroom. Your comments are always appreciated.

6 comments posted

Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
Stunning. That's all I can say. It's beautiful. I wish I understood how you get the background color to match the flower, but clearly I will have to learn how to do that with the software I have. Thank you for sharing your lovely Dahlias with us !   Posted: 11/13/2020 19:10:28

Lori Azevedo
Really beautiful. Glad that you kept the stem in the photo. You captured the crispness of the photo while still maintaining the softness of the flower. Great job.   Posted: 11/14/2020 00:01:32

Rich Krebs   Rich Krebs
Beautiful dahlia. The background really enhances the flower. The flower is sharp all over.   Posted: 11/14/2020 11:15:35

Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
Thank you, Donna, Lori, and Rich for your comments. This flower was a small flower bud on one of the Dahlias I was cutting down at the end of the season. I decided to bring it in the house... I am glad I did.   Posted: 11/14/2020 18:13:15

Doug Wolters
To offer a different point of view. I prefer the background being more contrasty. To me, the flower merges with the background here. Makes it hard for me to look at the beautiful flower.   Posted: 11/23/2020 12:24:08
Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
Doug, thanks for your suggestion.. I am working on selecting textures that will enhance my flowers. Hope to improve.   Posted: 11/23/2020 13:35:48


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