Saturday, December 25, 2010

Chrysthanemum Variations

This is my first test shot with my new AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED, improvised with a bowl of fortuitously wilting chrysthanemums sitting on our breakfast table.  The lens is a beauty.  Auto-focus is snappy, image amazingly crisp, color rich and its bokeh as good as it gets.

The monochrome is courtesy Nik Silver Efex Pro and blue/sepia split tone from Lightroom 3.

Ray-O-Gram solarization effect courtesy Nik Color Efex Pro.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED
Exposure: ISO 200, f/11 @ 0.5s, Auto WB, RAW
Lighting: Heavy overcast window light
Support: Gitzo Basalt Tripod, Acratech GP head, Really Right Stuff L-bracket
Location: My house
Dates: Capture - December 25, 2010, Processed - December 25, 2010
Processing: Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop CS5, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Silver Efex Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro

1 comment:

benjamin gandhi-shepard said...

I love the color version. These hues of red and blue work wonderfully together.