David Blass  

Water Lily by David Blass

September 2020 - Water Lily

September 2020 - David Blass


About the Image(s)

I went to the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, MD a few weeks ago, hoping to find some waterfowl in the wetlands. There were almost no birds at all, but there were water lilies which I was not expecting. The original image is quite drab, but I was able to spiff it up a bit using Topaz software and Photoshop.

Olympus EM1 mkii, Panasonic 100-300mm lens @300mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec. handheld

5 comments posted

Walter Swett   Walter Swett
David, I think this is a very nice image that sends a message of peace and tranquility. I like the composition, especially how you framed the main subject and you kept separation between the flower and the nearby lily pad and how you captured the reflection. I find the image sharp, good depth of field and to me, the colors are warm and pleasing.   Posted: 09/11/2020 09:43:53

Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
I enjoy this image and like your interpretation. Such a pretty lily. On my monitor the water was very pink and kind of overtook the lily so I played with your image a bit, reducing the pink in the water, adding a touch of color to the leaves and removing that leave next to the lily. Just some ideas I had.   Posted: 09/12/2020 14:07:33
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David Blass   David Blass
Pink is certainly a big part of this image--the filter I applied was called Cotton Candy! On my screen it made pink-tinged water but the lily was more intensely pink. Thanks for your suggestions!   Posted: 09/12/2020 16:21:22
Walter Swett   Walter Swett
I like both images. I think removal of the lily pad changes the feel of the image significantly-not for better or worse, it just creates a different feeling for me. The best part, two great images from a single shot!   Posted: 09/13/2020 08:04:17

Muhammed Rafeek   Muhammed Rafeek
Great Images, to be honest I liked the one Janice opted more
  Posted: 09/20/2020 12:24:24


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