Soft Grasses

Uploaded: September 16, 2001


Taken using wide open aperture and double exposure for a very soft, dreamy look.


Jeff Galbraith September 16, 2001

Hi Shirley, what a pleasing photo--starts one to daydreaming. #815

Glenn Theal September 16, 2001

As always, Shirley, you've submitted a lovely image.

I was not aware that a double exposure would create a soft-dreamy effect. Did you alter the composition at all to achieve this?

I would like more detail on this technique.

Glenn #1152

Shirley D. Cross-Taylor level-classic September 17, 2001

Thank you so much, Jeff and Glenn.
The secret to the double-exposure technique is to take one completely in focus, then one completely out of focus. This may vary depending on your distance from your subject and the lens you are using.

Shirley #1173

Glenn Theal September 17, 2001

Thanks for the info, Shirley.

I can't wait to actually try it out sometime.

Glenn #1178

Shirley D. Cross-Taylor level-classic September 18, 2001

You're welcome, Glenn. It works especially well with flowers, but I've even tried it with people photos. I'm attaching a sample here that I've used as a greeting card.

Shirley #1186

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic May 26, 2019

Simply lovely #101818

Shirley D. Cross-Taylor level-classic May 26, 2019

Thank you, Mette! #101895

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