Satisfaction WordPress Photo Challenge


Satisfaction

So what is satisfaction?  For me it is when I accomplish something that I only dreamed of.  Like taking a photograph and transforming it into something else. My original image was this deep cerise flower.

Flower Shower
Weekly WordPress Challenge – Satisfication

Even though I liked the original image I wanted to create something different and the colour I had in mind was a violet shade. So I started my processing in Lightroom, where I carried out the following steps:

  • Added a Preset by Serge Ramelli called SFX: American Night Bright
  • Added a radial filter and updated the exposure and saturation.
  • Cropped the image
  • Did some Colour Noise Reduction and Luminance Smoothing
  • Added a Colour Priority vignette
  • Adjusted the tint, contrast and vibrance sliders
  • Added a deep blue and gold split tone
  • Added some brush strokes to highlight the petals.
Flower Shower
Weekly WordPress Challenge – Satisfication

Exported my image into Photoshop, where I did the following:

  • Added a texture and masked out the flower and lowered the opacity and blending mode of the texture.
  • Added a Gradient Map using the colours of the image
  • Added a Vibrance Layer

purple flower layers

  • Saved my image which imported it back into Lightroom.
Flower Shower
Weekly WordPress Challenge – Satisfication

Once my image was imported back into Lightroom I processed it either further by:

  • Increasing the exposure
  • Increasing the Highlights
  • Decreasing the clarity.
  • Adding a vignette.

Final Image

Flower Shower
Flower from Lullingstone

 

 

 

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Written by Bren (RyanPhotography)

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called RyanPhotography which showcases the places they've visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

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