Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lotus Seed Pod #2

Drying in the sun causes the lotus flower stalks to bend and curl as they slowly collapse.

The monochrome here is from my "Grainy Nude" preset in Lightroom 3.

And I had to try a solarization version in Nik Color Efex Pro 3.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 D
Exposure: ISO 200, f/22 @ 1/30s, Auto WB, RAW
Lighting: Hazy daylight, back lighted
Support: Gitzo Basalt Tripod and Acratech GP-2 ball head and leveling base
Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens
Dates: Capture - July 16, 2011, Processed - June 16, 2011
Processing: Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop CS5, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Color Efex Pro

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