David Terao  

Dreamy Flower Effect by David Terao

July 2024 - Dreamy Flower Effect

July 2024 - David Terao


July 2024 - David Terao

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About the Image(s)

I took this image of a rue-anemone flower at a local garden near my home. I was trying to get a dreamy effect by shooting with a Lensbaby Soft Focus lens on a Canon full-frame camera. I shot the flower by bracketing several apertures from its widest (f/2.5 to a mid-aperture setting (f/5.6). I then aligned the layers in Photoshop with the blurriest image on top and used a layer mask to paint in the sharper portions which were the stamen and petals. Exposure was 1/500 sec at various apertures and ISO 1600.

4 comments posted

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi David,
Simply beautiful! Your soft and dreamy presentation of the anemone is well done. Your perspective captured its' beauty nicely against the clean background. Its nice to learn you're a Lensbaby user too. I enjoy watching Dirk Ercken's dreamy flower videos on YouTube. Lovely!   Posted: 07/04/2024 08:35:31
David Terao   David Terao
Thank you, Barbara. I go through phases of using Lensbaby lenses. I seem to have a love/hate relation with them. And, I, too, learned a lot from Dirk Erken's dreamy-flower videos. He makes it look so easy.   Posted: 07/04/2024 08:57:30

Dick States   Dick States
Love this, David. Simply pure art!!!! Beautiful.   Posted: 07/12/2024 10:14:03
David Terao   David Terao
Thank you, Dick!   Posted: 07/12/2024 10:30:25


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