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Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 28 September 2009 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Lily converted to B&W in Nik SilverEfex Pro, then reduced the opacity slightly until a hint of color returned. Then added a vertical grain in PS, followed by a gentle vignette blur.

NIKON D300 3 seconds F/22.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Love it, great work! Very artistic.

28 Sep 2009 5:19am

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Great shot with wonderful detail. The dark stamens really jump out. I like the hint of color.

28 Sep 2009 5:28am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow!! very great capture

28 Sep 2009 6:11am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

lovely gentle image :)

28 Sep 2009 7:01am

Line Lamarre from Landskrona, Sweden

Very attractive and beautiful picture, with clear details and a very nice soft color scheme, great composition.
Would be happy to hang that on my wall

28 Sep 2009 8:04am

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

Very attractive and beautiful picture, with clear details and a very nice soft color scheme, great composition.
Would be happy to hang that on my wall
(sorry it was me who wrote the comment earlier when I had to move a comment on my pictures when I got to upload the image again with the right date this time)

28 Sep 2009 8:10am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Great shot with wonderful detail ,encore une belle réalisation de votre part,bravo Barbara .

28 Sep 2009 8:22am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful.. very delicate.

28 Sep 2009 8:35am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! I love your work! Art!! Beautiful.

28 Sep 2009 9:22am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Lovely processing--it enhances this gorgeous flower.

28 Sep 2009 11:12am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Telle acquarelle !
Magnifique macro .

28 Sep 2009 11:49am

Eduardo from Bahia Blanca, Argentina

A great work again!

28 Sep 2009 11:53am

Mahboubeh from Raleigh, United States

I like the processing :) Well done

28 Sep 2009 1:25pm

Jen from Bartlett, United States

I love the softness of the colors. Purple is my favorite.

What program are you using to process the photos? Are you taking them in RAW?

28 Sep 2009 1:29pm

@Jen: Yes, Jen I shoot raw and Photoshop CS3, plus other programs. Thanks for the comment!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Exquisite. Superbly processed. The vertical grain is very cool. You illustrate why I do Silver Efex in PS rather than LR. Blend modes and changing opacity is crucial.

28 Sep 2009 2:16pm

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Excellent processing! Very well done.

28 Sep 2009 2:32pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

very sweet shot ,a great processing in this picture !
five stars !!
kiss !

28 Sep 2009 3:30pm

Double KK Photography from West Richland, United States

awesome macro

28 Sep 2009 4:03pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

I'm back here after several days of absence and I still find you just churning out these fantastic compositions! :)

28 Sep 2009 4:30pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A wonderful tonality. Lot of elegance in this lovely shot.

28 Sep 2009 5:50pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

Gorgeous ! Great processing !

28 Sep 2009 6:45pm

philippe from dijon, France

Ho! Unusual and well realized this image, bravo good evening, Philippe.

28 Sep 2009 9:50pm

susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautifully done.....Terrific final image!!

29 Sep 2009 12:11am

Dawn from Maryland, United States

I love the processing. Perfection!!! : )

29 Sep 2009 1:37am

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

Exquisite, Barbara!

29 Sep 2009 2:21am

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

WOW! So very beautiful!

29 Sep 2009 2:45am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

simply beautiful...wonderful processing :)

29 Sep 2009 1:08pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

Wow!

29 Sep 2009 3:17pm

Fusao Tamaki from Tokyo, Japan

you give me inspiration shooting plants.
wonderful works.

29 Sep 2009 4:45pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very beautiful lily. Your processing is outstanding.

29 Sep 2009 6:35pm

empar bessó from valencia, Spain

beautiful!!

29 Sep 2009 6:47pm

Marie from FRESNES, Afghanistan

wouaw, magnifique !

29 Sep 2009 8:00pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is outstanding!

30 Sep 2009 12:31pm

Jean Jacques from France

Wonderful treatment!
Good day, Barbara.
jj@+

30 Sep 2009 5:01pm

susan from United States

Barbara...just a warning....on my shots for the next 2 days, i have referenced your shot when you explained to Anita how you were doing the softening layer......Hope you don't mind that I'm sharing your expertise with others!!! I figure I'm only giving credit, where credit is due!!!

1 Oct 2009 12:31am

@susan: I do that too and it's no problem, Susan. I always try to share techniques - they're for everyone to try!

Barbara Kile from United States

Thank you to all of you who stopped by to comment!

1 Oct 2009 9:26pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Simply beautiful! Congrats!

11 Oct 2009 11:42am

@Polydactyle: Hey, thanks so much!

roy from ostend, Belgium

amazing, A great work again!

6 Nov 2009 7:55pm

@roy: Thanks, Roy!

Gary Thaxton from Saxapahaw, United States

A visual breath taking image.

3 Jun 2012 4:32pm

NIKON D300
3 seconds
F/22.0
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)

lily
texture
grayscale
flower
nature
b-w
lavender
macro