30 April 15. With 6 hours of digital editing training class, scanning and cleaning up several photos for a community book in which I'm participating, a community center meeting, dinner guests, and an oil change in the SUV all today, there wasn't much time for creating an image for this Theatrical Thursday, so I'm going with something rather simple, that wasn't too difficult to create, yet still has some degree of elegance. This is another tabletop shot of a tulip, this time manipulated a bit to give it a different look while at the same time showing off a lot of the texture that might otherwise be missed in a normal casual look at the tulip. This is a combination of light and color adjustments to get the desired effect. It is not hard to do this, but it does require a special filter and is fun to do. Although it can be done without the filter, it would require far more work than I would be willing to do so I elect to use the easy method.
The base image was cleaned up to get rid of a couple of distracting elements, then the individual colors adjusted for max impact while still looking realistic, then run through a creative filter and that effect moderated some. Finally, I added a small amount of micro contrast to really show off the texture in the petals. Nikon D300s; 105mm macro; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/3 sec @ f /18 on a tripod with natural light.