Lightness of Being

© Jeffrey Levy

Lightness of Being

Uploaded: October 27, 2007


This is a plastic plant thing that has lots of little spiky fibers. The background colors come from some of my daughters' stickers I just put on the desk behind the fake plant.

Lighting was from a window behind and a couple of lamps above. The water came from a spray bottle.

I used various macro tricks on this: a remote shutter cable and mirror lockup mode to avoid vibrations, plus extension tubes on a normal lens to get macro-level magnification. With 68mm of extension, my 50mm gets about 1.4:1.

Editing was minimal: selective sharpening on the droplets, a little deepening of the blacks using a selective color adjustment layer, and some noise reduction.


Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 27, 2007

Wonderful detail and colours, Jeffrey! #772417

Tiia Vissak October 28, 2007

Wow! Very beautiful & creative! #4994373

Joan Powell October 31, 2007

So pretty , looks like diamonds . #5012423

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