Sunday, May 15, 2011

Rock Rose

I had fun playing with GIMP today. Here is the base image::

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure: 1/200
Aperture: 6.64 EV (f/10)
ISO: 400
Flash: No
Metering: Pattern
Exposure Program: Normal (green square I think)
Focal Length: 70.0mm
Post Processing: Levels (manual), Brightness (-5), Contrast (+10), Unsharp Mask.

And here is after cropping (with saturation turned down some):

And here's where it got out of control and I started using some auto option filters in GIMP. I call this one "Cat" since it's similar to one of the filters that Cat at the Whimsical Gardener uses. Of course, hers turn out much better, and have more noise in them (thus making them look even cooler, naturally).

And here's a Mandelbrot filter (named after Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry). I call this one "Philip" since it looks like something that Philip at East Side Patch would play with (but of course, again, he would do a much better job than I would).


Cat said...

These are fabulous Katina! I love the detail of the stem meeting the petals of the flower. Stunning! And, thanks for the link; it makes me so happy to know that my images inspire you ;)

Pam/Digging said...

I'm smiling over how you dubbed different styles after the names of blogger friends they remind you of. Who knew there were so many cool filters and effects to play around with? If you have the time and inclination, how about doing a "Cat" and a "Philip" tomorrow with a leaf for Foliage Follow-Up? ;-)

katina said...

Pam, you're right, that would be a good followup and I'll try to do it but it might be posted later in the week since I'm going to be having a busy night tonight.

ESP said...

Hi Katina.
Fantastic entry and thanks for linking to the Patch!
Good luck in the competition.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

These is lovely how you've illuminated the light through the petals.

LindaCTG said...

This is great! I love your photographic tips and your beautiful work. And, the Thai pepper your gave me is coming along nicely! Thank you!

dona said...

Wonderful shot! Definitely my favourite on "GGW Picture This Photo Contest".

Cathy and Steve said...

What an amazing shot! Such a fabulous, lacy effect. Great job, and GL in the contest!

Cathy in MA