Heidi Egerman  

Red Dahlia by Heidi Egerman

November 2020 - Red Dahlia

November 2020 - Heidi Egerman


About the Image(s)

I took this image of a red dahlia on October 22, right before our first freeze here in Boise Idaho. It used my Olympus TG4, which I often have handy when working in the garden. It has several macro settings that actually do a pretty good job. Edits in Adobe Camera Raw and I applied a vignette in Nix Collection Color Efex Pro 4. I have attached the original for reference. [f6.3; 1/30 sec; focal length: 6mm]

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6 comments posted

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
It looks like you managed to increase the shallow depth of field with some sharpening? I certainly like the processed image much better than the original, the vignetting in particular.   Posted: 11/08/2020 12:43:54

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Heidi - I love what you have done with this dahlia. The cropping works so very well. Excellent PP. Great image!   Posted: 11/09/2020 05:57:38

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Beautiful photo Heidi. Great work in post processing. I very artistic final image.   Posted: 11/10/2020 20:22:01

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Heidi WOW !!! You have changed a good image of a dahlia into an image that just oozes mood with perhaps some mystery. Your processing has lifted it immensely. I sincerely hope that when you originally took the image you had the finished image in mind and the set off along the path to produce it. A superb image indeed Heidi.   Posted: 11/17/2020 17:47:52

Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
A nice image Heidi and well edited. However, I miss the spiders web from the original.   Posted: 11/21/2020 09:20:23

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
You did a very good job cropping to the "action" in the image. I like the coloration of the PP. The focus point in the image are the sharp edges of a few petals and though strong I would sharpen a tad bit more to make them "obvious" as the "catch" for the eye. The dark center is like a black hole to my eye so the petals around it need to compete for attention so adding a glow IMHO would be appropriate. I also wonder what "mood" you want the image to state with the image and that would allow you to burn and dodge a bit to set that mood.   Posted: 11/21/2020 10:24:30