Emil Davidzuk  

Cana Leaves by Emil Davidzuk

July 2024 - Cana Leaves

July 2024 - Emil Davidzuk


About the Image(s)

A great St Louis BW photographer, Jack Curran, had a category of images called Botanicals that I am paying tribute this month. Jack has passed away sadly but he influenced many of us here. It had just stopped raining so I decided to try my hand on the Cana leaves growing locally. I think it is a challenge to figure out to get a shot that has good BW potential since they grow in such a hap hazard manner. More shots needed for training.

Workflow: I rendered the image using NIK Silver Efex. I then went to LR Classic and decided to flip the image horizontally so the light spots around the subject big leaf balanced better. I used the adjustment brush to work the light and dark areas.

Camera: Olympus OM-1 Mk II, Leica 45mm Macro F2.8, 1/500 sec f2.8 -1/3EV ISO 200

3 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Emil, I love it. I have a public greenhouse a couple of miles from my house and have taken many photographs of Cana leaves. As you mentioned, it can be challenging; however, the structure of the "veins" is wonderful. I played a bit with your original image to see how it would look with somewhat different lighting. Your thoughts?

  Posted: 07/01/2024 17:42:51
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Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Well done

The beauty of these plants is there are 9 ways to Sunday to render them. The hard part is getting a good starting point with your camera

Emil   Posted: 07/02/2024 11:46:55

Israel Yosef   Israel Yosef
Hi Emil,
Great photo, I added texture to the center petal and brightened it with the Luminar 4 filter.

In Photoshop I added a vignette around the center petal.

What do you think?
Israel   Posted: 07/07/2024 06:00:53
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