Terry Campanella  


Aging With Grace by Terry Campanella

May 2021 - Aging With Grace

May 2021 - Terry Campanella

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About the Image(s)

Taken on a walk within my development, this magnolia is one of the many I see each day. What I have quickly learned is that their "peak" bloom lasts less than a day but for many, their individual beauty goes beyond that day.

Taken with my Nikon D 5200 on Manual Mode, Lens 55-300; Focal Length 32mm, Speed 1/500 sec., F/8, ISO 200.

Post processing included selecting the flower and then blurring the background. I then reduced the saturation of the entire image then further toned down the green. Next, I created a layer mask and brought back the white petals from the original flower. I also softened much of the image so that your eye goes to the center of the flower. Finally, I cropped and added a white vignette.

Processing this image as given me a new passion for looking beyond the "perfect" and the "peak" to see what beauty can be found in nature.

 

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