Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Create a Sense of Depth with Photo Veils {Photo Recipe}


The weather has been warm here in April. The delicate scent of the blossoming flowers and the sound of buzzing flies and bees fills the air ...  I enjoy the photo walks in the spring time! 

I had my point-and-shoot camera with me this time. I was taking a close-up picture of this pretty thisle, as a fly landed on it - Voila! The fly was hovering above the thisle quite some time, so I took a few more shots.

I wanted to get a picture with a clear subject in the middle, against a blurred background, to use it in creating a feeling of depth to the photo by using photo veils.




Photo recipe:
  • I increased the contrast of the original image to start with.
  • Thereafter I added the following 2 photo veils:
    • Bells of Ireland from the Botanical Collection, blending mode soft light with 75 % opacity. I used a soft round brush with 40 % opacity to remove some of the veil from the Thisle flower and from the fly.
    • Medium from the Illumination Collection, blending mode soft light with 100 % opacity.

- Simple as that! The Photo Veils give a natural effect, creating a sense of depth to your images. I my opinion photo veils from the Botanical Collection are perfect for nature and flower photography - They blend softly to your photos, giving a delicate finishing touch.

Nina

10 comments:

  1. Pretty intricate work by you and the bee, Nina!...:)JP

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    1. A lucky moment for me :)
      - The bees are telling, that the summer is just around the corner!

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  2. You've captured some lovelyness on your Photo walk, Nina! I love how the photo Veils really enchance the image.

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    1. Thank you Barbara ... The photo walks in the nature are moments when time just ceases to exist!

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  3. Fantastic capture and lovely edit!

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    1. Dear Sarah, I was supposed to thank you for leaving the sweet lines, but instead I removed your comment!
      I tried to find it back, but it didn't succeed ..
      I hope you get a lovely weekend,
      Nina

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  5. Nina,
    Could you send me your email address. I would like to ask you a few photo questions about eduction sites. My email address is michoudegamon@icloud.com

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    1. Hi Michelle,
      I have sendt you an e-mail, I hope it has reached you...

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