Challenge: Triptych II (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Flowers, Trees & Leaves
Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Pentax SMC-M 100mm f/4.0 Macro
Location: Benicia State Park
Date: Apr 27, 2007
Aperture: f/8, f/9.5, f/11
Shutter: 1/500, 1/750,1/350
Galleries: Diptych / Triptych, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2007
|Never done a triptych before, so enjoyed the chance to learn how its done. The golden poppy is the state flower of California and, yes, its orange, not gold, despite the name.
Bottom images were taken with my 100mm manual focus macro lens, top one with my 10-17mm fisheye @ 17mm, all handheld. Bottom left was 1/350 @ about f/8, bottom right 1/500 @ about f/11, top 1/750 @ f/9.5. All shot at ISO 200. (The macro isn't automatic EXIF doesn't record f/stops, and I don't stop to write them down)
Levels, brightness, saturation, usm and resize to approx file dimensions. Create new file, drag images in as new layers, free transform to locate, resize to final dimensions, add border and save.
Post challenge: thanks for the comments and votes. Yep, that's a bee coming in for a landing. Went back and forth over whether to use that shot with the OOF bee or sub another one. I liked the action it gives to the image, and the more I looked the more I liked the OOF treatment.
The speck on the close up in the lower left is actually a bug crawling around on the inside of the flower. Tried to clone him out, but it didn't look right, so I went with it as is. Nature is imperfect, after all.
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