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<b>8th Place</b><br>sunflower<br>by Michael Puff
14-JUN-2004 Michael Puff

8th Place
by Michael Puff

An IR sunflower created for STF Challenge 70.

Sony DSC-F717
1/8s f/2.3 at 21.1mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Canon DSLR Challenge04-Jul-2006 02:08
very nice.

Canon DSLR Challenge02-Jul-2006 17:27
Just beautiful in every way!
Canon DSLR Challenge02-Jul-2006 15:49
Beautiful image with great lighting and composition! CJ
Canon DSLR Challenge01-Jul-2006 20:55
Michael, thanks so much for all the info. Really appreciate it.

Michael Puff01-Jul-2006 20:23
Lonnit, thanks.

Techo, I gave up IR when I moved to Canon dSLR. The shutter speeds are just too slow unless you purchase an IR modified camera. I'm not so crazy about IR that it was worth the expense for me.

I can share the post-processing because I went back to the original jpeg and did a fresh processing on it this morning (figuring I must have learned something in the last two years). Converted to b&w with channel mixer, mostly green channel and a splash of blue channel (80/20, I think). Heavy handed curves adjustment to bring the petals into white. Flattened, duplicate background layer changing the blending mode of the duplicate layer to "soft light". Mask applied to the duplicate layer so that I could selectively control the effect. A bit of dodging and burning, very slight sharpening. That's about it. -Michael
Canon DSLR Challenge01-Jul-2006 19:26
Exquisite! can you please share the post processing details? any luck getting the Canon DSLR to work with the IR filters out there?

Thanks :)

Defining Imagery Photography01-Jul-2006 16:23
Just as beautiful as it's always been. Glorious image! ~ Lonnit