Cheryl Dubois  

Only a rose can smell as sweet by Cheryl Dubois

September 2020 - Only a rose can smell as sweet

September 2020 - Cheryl Dubois


About the Image(s)

This Tropicana rose truly smells sweet. Photographed with Canon 5D Mark IV; ISO 250; f/5.0 @1/250 with 100mm macro lens. Since I used a macro lens, I kept a farther distance, knowing I would crop in post. Post processed using LR and PS. LR adjustments included increasing contrast, bringing down highlights, opening shadows, bringing down blacks slider, as well as increasing clarity and adding minor texture and sharpness. I then brought the image into photoshop and added a texture/background, did some levels, curves, dodging/burning and brightness/contrast adjustments. I needed to bring down the brightness on the leaves and brighten the flower, to call the viewer's attention to the flower.

4 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
I think you have done very well with all the work in PS and LR. All comes together to bring your eye straight to the rose as you intended and it is lovely and sharp!! I like the way you have used the texture to diffuse the leaves.
I do wonder whether best to take just a tad off the top of the image as quite a lot of black area there?
Well done!!   Posted: 09/01/2020 16:49:28

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
I like the simplicity and the rendering, and the leaf with the water droplet is exquisite. Sharp where it counts, and excellent background. Maybe a little more detail, bringing down highlights in middle of the rose, with a little more structure, is a small suggestion I could make. Beautiful.   Posted: 09/02/2020 10:40:12

Brent Doornbos   Brent Doornbos
I agree with Randall on the water droplets . . . :) Very pretty! Nicely done.   Posted: 09/04/2020 22:21:37

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
Beautifully done, Cheryl! I love what you've done with this in post processing! I agree with Angela...I'd crop a bit more off the top! This shot has a very dreamy quality!   Posted: 09/12/2020 10:05:03


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