Eric Schweitzer  

Orchid by Eric Schweitzer

June 2020 - Orchid

June 2020 - Eric Schweitzer


About the Image(s)

This orchid is in our kitchen. It has 4 stems, and I focused on one. The background is our kitchen wall. It is a 4-shot stacked image, one of which is shown as the original. The images were shot using natural light, a 1/80@f5.0, ISO 160, and 148 mm on a 70-300mm lens.

In post processing I combined the photo stack in PS and made my usual corrections. I did not like the background, so I replaced it with a textured one in PS. In addition to other comments, I am interested in comments on the background and what would work better?

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
I think your replacement background worked quite well. Is this one you made or is it some sort of preset or filter effect?

Either way it is a great complement to the image.   Posted: 06/13/2020 17:27:22
Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
Matt Kloskowski has a training program on textures. This background came from is program. He has, by the way, all of his programs on sale at 50% off.   Posted: 06/13/2020 18:33:21
Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
I know about his sale. I'm a big fan of his videos.
Thanks   Posted: 06/13/2020 18:34:29
Marla Henry   Marla Henry
I also have his course and was thinking of using what I learned for my photo next month. :)   Posted: 06/25/2020 08:22:01

Abe Chen   Abe Chen
It is an exquisite botanical capture! I especially like the lighting which pops the flowers from your replacement background. The very strong diagonal line created by the stem provides visual impact. The image is very sharp and vibrant. Good job.   Posted: 06/16/2020 22:33:02

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
I think your photo stacking was very successful. As for the background, my feeling is that it is too strong (intensity, color, saturation, one or all) and that it thus competes with the subject for attention. Altogether, I think your idea is a very good start with a beautiful subject.   Posted: 06/22/2020 11:37:18

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
I think you did a great job with this. I wouldn't change anything. However, with the new additions to PS, you can now select the background and move the hue slider through all the colors to see if you like a different color.   Posted: 06/25/2020 08:24:31