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Frost Glow
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Frost  Glow
Frost Glow
Once in a while old Jack Frost leaves his artwork displayed for extended hours through the day.
We had several days of freezing fog and frost, and I shot these Oregon Grape leaves at that time.
I placed a black backdrop behind the plant for this macro, then used a number of filters
for this final composition. I applied a brown photo filter tint in El 5.0, increased the
red mid-tone, and then posterized the image. I also applied a slight salmon
colored diffuse glow, and a bad dream plug-in filter to the final comp.

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Les Rhoades
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    The bold black BG really makes those leaves POP.
All that Post Production work was worth the effort!

2/2/2007 10:20:47 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Gorgeous photo, Brian!

Cathy :)

2/2/2007 11:49:07 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Glad you can take this kind of photo and not me. LOL Makes for a wonderful image. :O)

2/2/2007 12:01:21 PM

 
Joy Rector
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awsome shot

2/2/2007 1:29:12 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Great comp and the right light!!!
And Happy Birthday to the OLD Ground Hog.. :-)

Bob

2/2/2007 4:50:59 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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A big "Thank You", Les, Cathy, Doc, Joy and Bob! I appreciate your remarks and perspectives on this one...

2/2/2007 8:14:08 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Lovely composition and effects!

2/3/2007 12:45:06 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Beautiful lighting, colors and capture Brian...I hope your Mom had a wonderful birthday!

2/4/2007 11:32:39 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Brian, excellent color, detail and lighting.

2/4/2007 9:06:03 PM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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WOnderful lighting and composition on this, Brian!!!! WOW!

2/19/2007 9:43:31 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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WOW!! Excellent work Brian!! The detail, lighting, color and effects Everything LOVE it :0)

2/22/2007 9:31:34 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Your effects are terrific and greatly enhance the image. Fantastic lighting...I would say backlighting but you said there is a black backdrop behind. The frost really reflects the light, though. Great job on this, Brian!!!

2/22/2007 9:40:11 AM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Thanks so much, Katarina, Corinne, Janine, Mary, Datha, and Melissa!! I'm really happy with the way this turned out, and your comments very motivating! (No backlight, Melissa...but I did adj. the highlights and contrast to enhance the frost edges.)

2/22/2007 10:41:13 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Exellent image, Brian! Great effects!

2/22/2007 10:48:43 AM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Thanks so much Amy, for looking and commenting!!

2/22/2007 11:23:26 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Brian!

3/23/2007 7:43:13 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on the finalist Brian!

3/23/2007 8:15:09 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on making the finals. I told you that bold BG really made this iamge POP. I'm starting to think I know what I'm talking about. Good luck in the next round!

3/23/2007 8:15:24 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations Brian!!!! WTG :0)

3/25/2007 9:11:09 PM

 
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