Frost Glow

© Brian Lobdell

Frost  Glow

Uploaded: February 02, 2007


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.


Les Rhoades level-classic February 02, 2007

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

Cathy M. Gromball February 02, 2007

Gorgeous photo, Brian!

Cathy :) #3904685

Dr Silly level-classic February 02, 2007

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

Joy Rector February 02, 2007

awsome shot #3904970

Bob Cournoyer level-classic February 02, 2007

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

Bob #3905602

Brian Lobdell February 02, 2007

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

Katarina Mansson February 03, 2007

Lovely composition and effects! #3906234

Corinne M. Thompson February 04, 2007

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

Janine Russell level-deluxe February 04, 2007

Brian, excellent color, detail and lighting. #3912257

Mary N C. Taitt February 19, 2007

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

Datha Y. Thompson February 22, 2007

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

Melissa G. Meiselman February 22, 2007

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 February 22, 2007

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 level-classic February 22, 2007

Exellent image, Brian! Great effects! #3975700

Brian Lobdell February 22, 2007

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

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 23, 2007

Congratulations, Brian! #4086983

Katarina Mansson March 23, 2007

Congratulations on the finalist Brian! #4087118

Les Rhoades level-classic March 23, 2007

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 March 25, 2007

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

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