Janet McLaughlin  

Dahlia delight by Janet McLaughlin

May 2020 - Dahlia delight

May 2020 - Janet McLaughlin


About the Image(s)

This was taken with a Nikon D750.
Lensbaby Velvet 85
ISO 640
!/80 second
I just made a very subtle change using a texture layer. This texture adds a bit of warmth to the picture. I have been taking an online class with Kathleen Clemons and I have been trying to learn and use her techniques. This is one of her textures. Playing with textures is great fun!

5 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Another great flower image, well done.
Like the very subtle texture which means that the flower is not overpowered. The lensbaby makes for an interesting focal point, sharp in centre and falling off to the sides.
Only slight quibble I have is that I find the darker patch of green on the lower left a bit distracting but just my opinion.   Posted: 05/01/2020 09:56:54

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
Oh this is wonderful. I am familiar with Kathleen Clemons work. I love the painterly effect you have created while maintaining a sharp center. Great job   Posted: 05/01/2020 22:20:38

Bonné Noël   Bonné Noël
Nice pastel colours, good use of sharp/unsharp parts in the image, personally prefered focus more in the centre of the flower - personal opinion.   Posted: 05/02/2020 02:44:42

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Janet, you nailed it. Lovely picture. the focus is superb. I have the 56 velvet, or i did, and my son has had it since i bought it. you have it mastered.   Posted: 05/18/2020 07:41:02

Hema Narayanan   Hema Narayanan
Very delicate and lovely flower image. The lighting on the top is quite nice, sort of accentuating the edges of the flower.   Posted: 05/19/2020 12:21:17


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