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White Orchids - Image Harvesting

White Orchids - Image Harvesting

This image illustrates a techniques called image harvesting.
The shot was taken with the focus on the forward buds, focus on
the left flower, and finally focus on the right flower. You
need a sturdy tripod and a cable release to minimize camera
movement. You then composite the images to get strong detail
in all areas. Then from the resultant image you apply other
lightening and darkening techniques to draw focus to the
main/important elements of the image. I will write more on
this later and provide a link to an online article.--Rene

Here is a link on image harvesting and lighting in photoshop
that might be helpful for those who want to know more.

Here is a link to step-by-step instructions for image harvesting from
the Versace book.

Canon EOS 1D Mark II
1/200s f/4.5 at 111.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Jose Paulo Andrade08-Apr-2007 18:03
Nice technique! If you write about it with more detail about it please send me an email!
Frank Vigil26-Mar-2007 09:06
I love it. Great image with a tonality that I love. I spent a long time looking at this one, analyzing various details and then finally, sitting back and simply enjoying it!

(Something that came to me: Had I shot the photo (ha), I would have been tempted to use a bit more smoothing on it but in looking at your photograph, I realize my approach would have ruined it, thanks for the lesson!) gmv

Guest 24-Mar-2007 00:07
Beautiful image Rene!
Brinn MacDougall22-Mar-2007 19:37
How interesting it turned out just perfect..v
J. Scott Coile22-Mar-2007 15:34
Masterfully blended! Excellent processing Rene.
Enny22-Mar-2007 13:47
so fragile and beautiful.
Donnaray22-Mar-2007 13:22
excellent image,v
CIS22-Mar-2007 13:11
Wow it works like a gem, thanks for the info you are providing!!!