Daily Image - May 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
03 May 11.  It being almost post tulip season we took a side trip to see the tulips on Sunday and turned around just 3 miles short of our destination due to the obvious traffic. Weather and tulips permitting we'll try once more this week and then it will be too late. Meanwhile, I still have lots of tulip images not previously shared, and this one is from last year but not exactly as shot. I wanted to manipulate it a bit and started out by converting it to B&W which I liked a lot and may share tomorrow, but then decided to play with it a bit more. So I masked out the sky and inverted that to get just the flowers (much easier than trying to mask the flowers) and returned the color to them on a layer, then copied that layer, inverted the mask again, and slightly decreased the opacity to return a little color to the sky. Then I chopped off a fair amount of sky to bring it into the rule of thirds proportions to give the tulips more prominence than they had otherwise. Flattening and a bit of sharpening followed and you have the result. Not a lot of change, but just enough to make it a bit more interesting, I believe.

03 May 11. It being almost post tulip season we took a side trip to see the tulips on Sunday and turned around just 3 miles short of our destination due to the obvious traffic. Weather and tulips permitting we'll try once more this week and then it will be too late. Meanwhile, I still have lots of tulip images not previously shared, and this one is from last year but not exactly as shot. I wanted to manipulate it a bit and started out by converting it to B&W which I liked a lot and may share tomorrow, but then decided to play with it a bit more. So I masked out the sky and inverted that to get just the flowers (much easier than trying to mask the flowers) and returned the color to them on a layer, then copied that layer, inverted the mask again, and slightly decreased the opacity to return a little color to the sky. Then I chopped off a fair amount of sky to bring it into the rule of thirds proportions to give the tulips more prominence than they had otherwise. Flattening and a bit of sharpening followed and you have the result. Not a lot of change, but just enough to make it a bit more interesting, I believe.

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