Challenge: Macro Without Bugs or Flowers (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 2000
Location: Our kitchen
Date: Nov 4, 2004
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 5, 2004
|This picture was taken whilest making a sandwich, 20 minutes after the rain went away. The leaf wound up on our kitchen's window blinds, and was actually much smaller than it looks.
I hope it doesn't break the rules, since the thing is a plant. It's technically not a flower though, so maybe that's good enough.
I liked the way sunlight filtered through the cracks, and used a little (40%, 2px) unsharp mask and brightness (5) adjustments to bring that out. I couldn't do that and save the sky at the same time, without using selective filtering, so the sky is even a bit more overexposed than it was in the original. Too bad.
I cropped it so that the frame is sort of defined by the leaves two bottom corners, with a bit of headroom. I liked the way the bottom right corner pointed at the corner of the frame, and the way the line of the left side, if follows reaches it too.
Lastly, IMHO the resolution of the original gives so much more info, that I nearly didn't submit it due to the 640 edge constraint.
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