Jeff Fleisher  

Thissle by Jeff Fleisher

April 2021 - Thissle

About the Image(s)

This is an older image that I took because reminded me of a portrait. A single flower with a subtle background.

I did minimal post processing...just added some vibrancy to the colors and increased the sharpness a little bit. I also added a gentle vignette around the edges.

The camera settings were:
ISO 100
speed 1/250
120mm focal length
Nikon D7000 converted to 590nm

3 comments posted

Chuck Nauman   Chuck Nauman
Jeff -- I'm the new guy, just getting a feeling on how the DD91 comments go. This is a nice sharp image, especially for a f/5.6 shot. Taken with a 590mm filter, so there should be lots of color hiding in there waiting to be brought out with channel swapping... give it a try. Life Pixel has a couple of (free) actions that will do it for you.   Posted: 04/06/2021 19:29:26
Jeff Fleisher   Jeff Fleisher
Thanks for your comments. I should have been clearer when I said minimal post processing. I did take the raw image out of the camera and do a white balance adjustment using Nikon's NX-D software based upon a second image with a white card in it. After adjusting the white balance I did a red/blue channel swap in Photoshop. After the channel swap I brought the image into On1 Photo Raw for the final post processing editing. Since the main subject and the background shrubs were all dead I was not expecting very much IR reflection which is why I think it is pretty much a monochrome image.   Posted: 04/06/2021 21:22:51

Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
An interesting take on an easily overlooked subject. I like the simplicity of this "portrait" and the color choice works well. I was wondering about a more contrast version so I took this into Photoshop and played with a black and white adjustment layer and brought down the red channel. Then I changed the blend mode to luminosity to apply the changes to the color version. What do you think?   Posted: 04/07/2021 13:18:19
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