Challenge: Branch II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Flowers and Bugs
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Mar 13, 2010
Date Uploaded: Mar 13, 2010
|Went to several different places but ended up liking a shot from my own backyard best. This one of my Japanese Maples. I like the delicate branch structure of these trees and find them attractive all year round. In the rain with all the bokeh from the raindrops it looked sort of magical to me, so I played that up with some non-standard colors.
Pinhole sort of effect came from taping a paper towel with a hole cut out over the lens hood. Very sophisticated! And an experiment that may well bomb, but I'm overdue for a 4.x score, anyway.
And I got very wet shooting this ;-)
PP - cropped, levels, tinted pink/purple, increased contrast, decreased saturation on red/orange, burnt/dodged/airbrushed a bit to even out my pinhole some, resized, sharpened, added border.
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