Starting out with a Yellow Lily

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  1. Mike Jordan

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    I thought I'd start my first photo post with the flower that is so abundent right now, a Lily. This one is the Yellow Lily and I have an original shot and one that I did a little enhancing of in Photoshop.

    Here is the original photo. Taken with two lights, a softbox to the right and one to the left and a smaller monolight with a snoot next to the camera to fill in the flower a bit. Taken with my Canon 10D, 24-70 2.8L at iso 100 about f18.

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    Here is a shot taken at the same time (not the exact same as the one above) that I did a bit of softening and smuging of in Photoshop. Same camera and lighting as above.

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    And here is one version that is also toned a bit.

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    The object of my doing this was to see if I could get a more artistic version of the Lily that would look more like a watercolor. I didn't quit achieve that, but did get a couple of nice effects that printed very well on watercolor paper.

    It gives me something to do on those long raining days here in the Pacific Northwest. :D

    Mike
     
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    Welcome to the forum. I am suprised that no one else has. Of the three I have to go with number two. I like all three.
     
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    Welcome the the TPF Mike ... My favourite is the 2nd one. Keep up the good work.
     
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    nice work on all especially #2
     
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    yes #2 does it for me too! welcome to TPF mike.
     
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    Very cool.....love the second one. Welcome to the forum.!!
     
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    the second is good, no kidding...but i love the thrid one too....its great...

    oh, and hi! welcome...good to see ya...how ya been??? (oops, over kill, huh??)
     
  8. Mike Jordan

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    Thanks for the welcome and for looking. I've done a whole series on Lilys and really enjoy shooting this flower. I was suprised at how many different Lilys there are. I'll post a few more of those that I did without some of the manipulations, although I did play with the lighting.

    Thanks again.

    Mike
     

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