09 Apr 15. We went for a walk in the woods today with a small group from our "local" camera club. Anderson Landing Preserve is a 68 A Kitsap County park located near Silverdale, WA and is easily accessible for most folks. The trails meander throughout the park and some are a little steep as they wind their way down to the sound. There are several areas from which to see the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound, as well as trail(s) that take you to the tideland areas. We spent most of our time in the elevations looking for small things to shoot as I thought it would be fun to exercise the macro lens a bit. So for this week's Theatrical Thursday we have a shot of a trillium that was about mid way in its color change from white - when the blossom initially opens - to purple - which is the color as the blossom dies off. I have of course altered this some, just enough to let the flower strut its stuff. If you are not familiar with the flower, it gets its name for the fact that everything is in groupings of three. Some of that will be obvious in the image. This specimen was a bit up on a hillside, so it was shot with my standard zoom lens.
The base image was cropped and cloned to remove all the distractions, then given my normal amount of micro contrast enhancement. That was then taken into a filter to give it some dramatic color enhancement which was then modified with a multiply mode blending layer. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/10 sec @ f / 14 on a tripod.