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Easter Lillies - mono

Easter Lillies - mono
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Color file of lillies converted to mono in Black & White Studio

Photographer: Tom Barry
Folder: Common area
Uploaded: 23-Apr-2011 21:31 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E-520
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Focal length: 25mm
Lens: Olympus 25mm f2.8 pancake
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Flash: no
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Processing applied: Power Retouche's Black & White Studio
Image resized to: 700x825

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Easter Lillies...

Very nice. I like this composition and above all its superb tonal softness.
It's a shame it is quite impossible to further darken the background due to the anthers black colour (on my monitor I can percieve some very slight residual artifatcs). It' s a phenomenon I sometimes meet when converting in BW. Sure you made here the right choice.
In my opinion , a tad of sharpening could emphazise this nice petals texture yet. But it's very good like this.
Well spotted.

Victor Biefnot at 11:18 CEST on 26-Apr-2011 [Reply]


for the comment, Victor. You are right. I didn't dare go darker with the background because of the anthers, but I preferred mono here because the flowers are an orange hue, which is not my idea of traditional Easter lillies' color.

Tom Barry at 15:20 CEST on 26-Apr-2011 [Reply]

Great shot

It reminds me the japanese Ikebana delicate compositions, good work!.

Jes Consuegra at 00:02 CEST on 29-Apr-2011 [Reply]


Jes Consuegra wrote:
> It reminds me the japanese Ikebana delicate compositions, good work!.
> Regards.
> Jes.
Thanks for the compliment.

Tom Barry at 11:11 CEST on 30-Apr-2011 [Reply]