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Solarized Daisies

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 18 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

These daisies have had the solarization filter applied to them in Nik ColorEfex Pro. It's an interesting filter that really makes a flower glow. It's different - and fun.

NIKON D300 8 seconds F/25.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful shot and very beautiful post processing

18 Feb 2010 6:39am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

This is interesting effect, Barbara. It looks like the flowers were in a strong light coming from all directions and it really gives a glow to them. A bit unnatural to me though.

18 Feb 2010 7:09am

@Tomas Turecek: A girl's just gotta play! :-) Thanks, Tomas!

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Smashing !!! The solarization is perfect for these Daisies.
It seems that the light is within. Superb !

18 Feb 2010 7:42am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Stunning photograph.. excellent work..

18 Feb 2010 11:08am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

nice work :)

18 Feb 2010 3:20pm

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Very dramatic! Wonderful simple subject and it all adds up to a powerful image!

18 Feb 2010 4:04pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good work. Nice image.

18 Feb 2010 4:29pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Absolutely stunning work Barbara!

18 Feb 2010 6:22pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wow wonderful processing ,barbara !!
kiss !

18 Feb 2010 8:27pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

love light on this beautiful flowers!
great B&W shot.
Excellent!

18 Feb 2010 10:36pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I like the effect. It would be good used on a darker website.

19 Feb 2010 3:15am

Bishop from Houston, United States

Wow! 8 second exposure? Why did you need such a long exposure? Wonderful work at the end! :)

19 Feb 2010 5:04am

@Bishop: It was at f/25 and probably on a cloudy day - but can't remember. I've slept since then. :-) Thanks, Texas buddy!

MMC Photos from THE COLONY, United States

Really spectacular twist to the usual pics of Gerbers. *****

19 Feb 2010 6:26am

rem_la from Villiers, France

whaou.......superbe !

19 Feb 2010 7:44am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice, I love the simple shapes!

19 Feb 2010 12:25pm

Bosk from Houston, United States

Very nice, the effect is fun :)

19 Feb 2010 1:12pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull light, excellent composition

19 Feb 2010 5:54pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique, en noir et blanc.

19 Feb 2010 9:29pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Wow! Here we have DRAMA!

20 Feb 2010 5:24am

Anita from Ukraine

Beautifull. Love the effect. I will have to try it with the PS filters.

20 Feb 2010 1:41pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Definitely fun & different.....Looks great !!

21 Feb 2010 3:22am

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

C'est très beau et très élégant

21 Feb 2010 9:59am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Beautiful!!

21 Feb 2010 8:25pm

Ed Vatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

I think BOTH "Two Daisies" images are superb but artistically I find myself preferring this one over the white. You are right. Removing color from the composition, leave us to ponder the essence of the image and, like I said, these are wonderful but this one really speaks to me.

22 Feb 2010 11:29am

@Ed Vatza: Thanks, Ed. That is confirmation for my vision - that other people are impacted in some way.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Thanks everyone for joining me 'out of the box!'

1 Mar 2010 3:46am

NIKON D300
8 seconds
F/25.0
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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