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I am sure many of you beady eyed readers may have noticed over the last few weeks the amount of blogging take place here has significantly declined. This is something I am conscious of and something I am trying to address. It is due to a mixture of my new teaching schedule (everyone wants classes with me) and me not feeling 100% reducing a lot of my energy. Hopefully things are on the up and I can make some headway to bring this blog back on track.
With today’s forum I was looking at pictures that I took earlier this year that I didn’t get round to editing. One of them was of a Ladybird Pupa on the petal of a flower.
I took about 6 pictures focusing on different areas of the Ladybird Pupa. In processing the image I focus stacked the images in Photoshop. Once I had merged the images together, back in Lightroom I made some basic adjustments and sharpening.
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Walking through downtown Wilkes Barre, the color of the plywood caught my eye across two parking lots side by side. From my distance it almost appeared to be a figure similar to the Virgin Mary, her hands held out in mercy. Surrounded by a more subdued earth tones. I moved in closer and realized there was also this stacked perspective of the with the building and the one across the street. Trying to highlight the color of the plywood, I tried not to saturate too much so that it looked like I just added the color myself, but enough to bring out the rich colors of the doorway in the lower left hand corner.
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5 thoughts on “After Before Forum Wk67; Reflecting”
Hope you’re feeling better soon Ben and good luck with your new schedule 😃
Sorry to hear about your struggles, hope you get back on track soon.
As for your editing, nice work. Stacking is still light years away from my current capabilities, I am always impressed how easy you make it look.
I’ve never seen a ladybug pupa! Soooo cute! Isn’t focus stacking fun?! Great edits this week, Ben. I hope you get to feeling better.