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Need Some Sun?

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 13 December 2010 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

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NIKON D300 1/80 second F/4.0 ISO 400 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

Yes, I do! It is gray and overcast and cold here in Oakland. You are certainly milking your sunflowers for all they are worth! Nice shot, nice texture. Thanks again for warming up this cold woman!

13 Dec 2010 6:51am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Yes, yes, this is the perfect uplift !! A wonderful image, like a watercolor. It just sings, "Joy !"

13 Dec 2010 7:49am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. Lovely tones and processing

13 Dec 2010 9:02am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh, this is the perfect spot of joy and light for December!

13 Dec 2010 2:42pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Yes please - wonderful

13 Dec 2010 4:59pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Lovely, lovely. I like the treatment of the flower itself, and the texture is perfect.

13 Dec 2010 9:12pm

Tulip from kerman, Iran

very nice photo

13 Dec 2010 9:50pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

so elegant

13 Dec 2010 11:32pm

joemulligan from United States

barbara, can you tell me what software you are using to get such amazing detail and clarity in this whole series of images. they're really wonderful.

13 Dec 2010 11:58pm

@joemulligan: Thanks, Joe. I bring an image into Adobe Camera Raw, then open in PS. I use Nik's Viveza a lot - to lighten, darken, add structure or whatever. Then I size the image for the web. Before I save the image I often use the unsharp mask at 50/10/0 to add contrast and smart sharpen to selectively sharpen the image. Hope that helps.

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Fine work.

14 Dec 2010 12:58am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Are you trying to rub it in? We are in the grips of icy winter here!

14 Dec 2010 1:33am

@Julie Brown: It's not really that warm here either! :-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Actually we NEED a lot of sun in this cold! And you're very inspired to post this one full of warmth, smiles and just about to start dancing!

16 Dec 2010 1:59pm

1/80 second
ISO 400
157 mm (35mm equiv.)