View Full Version : Out Of The Box IOTW 06/13/2008 Mary Stamper

James Shadle
06-29-2008, 08:39 PM
Congratulations Mary Stamper!
Fairy Tale Geraniums

I shot these geraniums hand-held on a windy day with a 14 mm lens wide open at f2.8. I opted to get the exposure for the dark purple geraniums accurate, which left tons of blown highlights coming through the tree. I turned the blown highlights close to the color of the center of the flowers (and close to the actual color of the sky that day). Also, increased the saturation of the flower centers to emphasize the color similarity. Then I blurred the background a bit, and added back the grain that was removed from the blurring, and sharpened only key foreground flowers. I love the 3D, sort of sparkling effect.

14mm D

f2.8 @1/250

iso 100

Axel Hildebrandt
06-29-2008, 08:50 PM
I like this a lot. Congratulations, Mary!

Sharna Lee
06-29-2008, 09:42 PM
Congratulations Mary! This is a very stunning image.

Manos Papadomanolakis
06-30-2008, 10:16 AM
Congratulations Mary Stamper!

Anita Rakestraw
07-04-2008, 09:01 PM
Very pretty, Mary, your different approach is very interesting! Congratulations!

George DeCamp
07-07-2008, 02:52 PM
Really nice perspective, congrats on IOW!!

Fabs Forns
07-07-2008, 10:40 PM
I fell in love with this when I saw it, congratulations!

Gus Cobos
09-21-2008, 08:18 PM