Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dying Tulip, Solarized, #2

Captured at the Missouri Botanical Gardens earlier this spring, this flower on its last legs caught my eye.  I like the way tulips fall apart to give you a cut-away view.  This is my second foray into color solarization of a flower.  It requires a quite a bit of trial and error preparation in Lightroom before using Nik Color Efex Pro to create the partial reversal, but I think I'm getting the hang of it.  At least I hope so, because I'd like to finish a series by the end of the year.

Camera: Nikon D700 
Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8 D
Exposure: ISO 200, f/8.0 @ 1/800s, handheld, RAW
Lighting: Direct sunlight 
Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens GPS
Processing: Lightroom 3 and Nik Color Efex Pro  

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