Ack, not another flower! Well this one's a bit different!

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  1. Sharkbait

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    Some dandelions. These were taken in my side yard under moderately overcast skies in mid-afternoon. Surprisingly little was done to these photos in PS. See if you can figure out the technique!


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    The mothership has come!

    Hehe. I'm not usually big on flower pics, but that second one is pretty cool.
     
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    :lol: Leave it to mark to make a joke....

    I love the vibrant colors! Very nice Sharkie.
     
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    Heh, that's about what I thought too. I wish I could've had a bit more negative space beneath the flower on that 2nd pic, but such is life. I still like the way it turned out.
     
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    Nobody wants to try and figure out my PS technique on these? :|
     
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    One of the amazing things of photography for me is how it can make me see something as if for the first time. I am out in my yard every day this time of year plucking these damn things before they turn into seeds and infest the rest of the yard. And then I saw your pictures.

    Wow.. they are really pretty cool looking :)

    I dont know PS so I would not know where to begin guessing how you may have manipulated them but I am curious about the black background. How is that achieved?
     
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    I would have tried a Hue/Saturation layer to try achieving your result.

    Select each color in turn except the yellow color and move the "Lightness" slider totally left for each.
     
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    holy crap :shock:
    Awsome work shark, I love the contrast between the black and yellow, makes the yellow come off so strong.
    I think I like the second one best.
     
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    2nd one kick ass
    love the kolor and DOF
    nice work
     
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    2nd one is my fav
     
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    :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: I know how you feel and the art of photography really is amazing.

    Shark, I did something like that to a picture but I didn't know PS very well at the time so I used a mask and made the background dark. So you ever going to tell us how you did it?
     
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    It's simple. All those photos have is USM and levels work. I was amazed. I always crunch my histogram a little bit, but was just messing around and took the dark end waaaay down. The background (green grass, green stems and leaves) dropped completely away and the yellow deepened incredibly. I was shocked!
     

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