Arabella Dane  


Untitled by Arabella Dane

June 2022 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

Photo was taken with my iPhone 13 pro. Processed to get contrasts to create a mood in a black and white image for a class.

The hard part for me was to get the pollen in focus in the flower… have some linear pattern… and achieve a good balance between light and dark and the gritty effect vs smooth textures. The black and white treatment was thru NIK Silver Effects Pro.


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8 comments posted




Miriam Power   Miriam Power
Love this image. I tweaked it slightly by burning the bright bit at the bottom & increased the contrast a bit   Posted: 06/18/2022 13:07:04
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Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
I love what you did! Thank you!   Posted: 06/18/2022 13:12:29
Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
I like what Miriam did too. Gorgeous image. No other suggestions.   Posted: 06/21/2022 15:36:39



Brenda Frezeman   Brenda Frezeman
This is fabulous! Of course, I love that it's monochrome. That accentuates the lines and curves.   Posted: 06/18/2022 21:19:01



Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
Oooo! You combined 3 of my favorite photo genres - floral, macro, & monochrome. A lovely image, executed well. I think Miriam produced the results I would have suggested quite well.   Posted: 06/19/2022 18:11:55



Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
Wow! I think the compositon is just terrific; the diagonals,curves and the outward pointing black specs, and pistles appear to be floating give this image tremendous strength and movement. At the same time the muted tones give a ephemeral lightness to the image. My personanl feeling is that I would not increase the contrast. I hope you print and frame this one. Try a velvet or soft gloss Epson Exhibition fiber, or Canson prestige, baryta would look really good   Posted: 06/20/2022 13:06:16



Brian Chen   Brian Chen
Well done. Love it.   Posted: 06/22/2022 15:43:59



Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
Thank you all for your comments. This is such a help. Much appreciated.   Posted: 06/22/2022 17:13:56