I have two images that I am currently working on from my coffee shoot at the beginning of the week. One of the ideas is a little Photoshop intensive and I am still working on it, the other I want to share with you tomorrow along with the workflow as it will be quite fun for anyone to try over the weekend.
Today I decided to share my second to last image from the flowers I was shooting at the end of February.
I wasn’t sure at first if I wanted this image to be a HDR or not. I thought with the texture of the petal that HDR may help the shot but in the end I developed it from a single image.
The single image I used was the -2ev, because it had the most highlight detail. In Adobe Camera Raw i recovered some of the high end highlight detail as well as some midtones as well. I set the black point adjusted the clarity and balanced the contrast. I next cleaned the image and exported to Photoshop. In Photoshop I used Colour Efex for the toning and sharpened the image as well as burnt in the edges of the petal.
The image is really great in my opinion. I like the use of the negative space. I did consider cropping the image closer but it just didn’t work. This for me is an image that i could imagine seeing on the wall of a coffee shop.
But hey it matters more (to me) what you think, so let me know using the comments section below.
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I had no idea for the title for this post so i searched on YouTube petal song and found the song here.