Scale WordPress Photo Challenge


Scale is the topic for the Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge for the Week beginning the 11th October 2017, and I have only just got around to processing a photograph for this particular challenge. As I said in my previous post I have a lot of catching up to do. 😀 😀 😀

And for my subject I am going to use this yellow rose which was photographed back in September 2014 at Chartwell in Kent.  The former home of Sir Winston Churchill.

Chartwell Rose
A photograph of a yellow rose taken at Chartwell in Kent.

Now I totally admit there has been some enhancement both in Photoshop and Lightroom to this image, simply because this rose had some blemishes on the petals which distracted you from the rose.  However as the topic is scale, I wanted to show you the size difference and scale of a future rose to a full bloomed rose.  Can you see how small the rose starts out before it reaches its final glory.

Lightroom Scale

scaleNow another form of scale is software scale… especially in Lightroom.  The rose above was not set in the position of where I wanted it to be on the canvas so by using the sliders in Transform Panel  of Lightroom called the Scale and Y Offset, I have been able to:

  • Increase the size of the rose
  • Alter the rose’s position to give it a better compositional look

The Scale Slider can be your friend especially if you have not had the room to get closer to your subject… however on saying that just check your image in 1:1 preview just to make sure that the detail is still sharp and you haven’t lost too much quality of the image.

You can read more about scaling in my Lightroom Quick Tip Post by clicking on this link.

So until next time… happy snapping. 😀 😀

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Written by Bren (Ryan-Photography)

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Ryan Photography 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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