July 27th, 2011 – Soft Touch

Since we had such an extended Winter season this year many of the local flowers  bloomed late this year and I’ve tried to take advantage of the opportunity to make some new images. I’ve posted a few of them earlier and came across this one that had been left unprocessed. I tried to bring out more of the textures through the tone-mapping and blended a layer of soft details in Topaz Adjust only on the flower along with a curves adjustment and selective sharpening on a small part of the image. While the manual focus Zeiss lens used has a very nice macro feature, I’m not so crazy about its bokeh rendering compared to some of the dedicated macro lenses.

View of an Iris Flower. Seattle, Washington

Canon 5D MkI, Contax T* Vario- Sonnar 35-70/f3.4 , 35mm @ f3.4,  3 – Exposure HDR,  ISO 100, Manual mode, Hand-held. Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5, Topaz Adjust.

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,



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