Frost Glow

© Brian Lobdell

Frost  Glow

Les Rhoades Student 2/2/2007 10:20:47 AM

The bold black BG really makes those leaves POP.
All that Post Production work was worth the effort! #598660

Cathy M. Gromball 2/2/2007 11:49:07 AM

Gorgeous photo, Brian!

Cathy :) #3904685

Dr Silly 2/2/2007 12:01:21 PM

Glad you can take this kind of photo and not me. LOL Makes for a wonderful image. :O)
#3904707

Joy Rector 2/2/2007 1:29:12 PM

awsome shot #3904970

Bob Cournoyer 2/2/2007 4:50:59 PM

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

Bob #3905602

Brian Lobdell 2/2/2007 8:14:08 PM

A big "Thank You", Les, Cathy, Doc, Joy and Bob! I appreciate your remarks and perspectives on this one... #3905976

Katarina Mansson 2/3/2007 12:45:06 AM

Lovely composition and effects! #3906234

Corinne M. Thompson 2/4/2007 11:32:39 AM

Beautiful lighting, colors and capture Brian...I hope your Mom had a wonderful birthday! #3910959

Janine Russell 2/4/2007 9:06:03 PM

Brian, excellent color, detail and lighting. #3912257

Mary N C. Taitt 2/19/2007 9:43:31 AM

WOnderful lighting and composition on this, Brian!!!! WOW! #3964800

Datha Y. Thompson 2/22/2007 9:31:34 AM

WOW!! Excellent work Brian!! The detail, lighting, color and effects Everything LOVE it :0) #3975423

Melissa Gurdus 2/22/2007 9:40:11 AM

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!!! #3975462

Brian Lobdell 2/22/2007 10:41:13 AM

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.) #3975677

Amy Jackson 2/22/2007 10:48:43 AM

Exellent image, Brian! Great effects! #3975700

Brian Lobdell 2/22/2007 11:23:26 AM

Thanks so much Amy, for looking and commenting!! #3975891

Christopher J. Budny 3/23/2007 7:43:13 AM

Congratulations, Brian! #4086983

Katarina Mansson 3/23/2007 8:15:09 AM

Congratulations on the finalist Brian! #4087118

Les Rhoades 3/23/2007 8:15:24 AM

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! #4087121

Datha Y. Thompson 3/25/2007 9:11:09 PM

Congratulations Brian!!!! WTG :0) #4097159

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Description

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.

Uploaded on 2/2/2007 9:14:19 AM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D50 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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