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POTD #11 - Purple Lily

Experimenting with high-key lighting. Most of my floral work has been with a black background, so I thought I'd try white. I had trouble getting the lighting correct so the background didn't bloom into the subject. After some dialing-in, I managed to get this .. and then realize I was on ISO 800 ... several compositions later. Grrr!


Tech Talk:
Post-processing in Lightroom 2:
* + exposure
* masked out background and overexposed to remove wrinkles
* + clarity, vibrance, saturation
* + contrast
* a small degree of both color and luminance noise reduction - I couldn't do too much without losing detail.
* slap myself in the forehead (again) for forgetting about my ISO settings (again).
Scott Everett