Softness by fbailey

Softness

Really no need to comment here, even I am now fed up with poppies!

Posted because I've cracked (hopefully) the focus stacking hiccup (needed to take the opacity down) and I spent so much time faffing about yesterday it seemed sad for them not to see the light of day.
Beautiful
June 12th, 2018  
Haha, nope, I'm not fed up yet :) You wouldn't think this would work with poppies, it does, and the detail is gorgeous
June 12th, 2018  
Yeah, but this is lovely so gotta comment really ;-)
June 12th, 2018  
So this is why you said you had brambles and weeds in your wild corner!! lol! A great result and worth a bramble any day!! fav
June 12th, 2018  
Beautiful image :)
June 12th, 2018  
Expect a phone call for lessons!
jx
June 12th, 2018  
@jesika2 Any time! x
June 12th, 2018  
Lovely, artful image
June 12th, 2018  
Lovely image
June 12th, 2018  
I personally never get bored with poppies but I really LOVE your processing here, soft and etherial with cracking details....fav
June 12th, 2018  
That's lessons for ME of course
xxj
June 12th, 2018  
just delightful, and i'm glad you decided to share it. focus stacking is a(nother) thing i want to have a go at ... when time and energy permit!
June 12th, 2018  
Very delicate
June 12th, 2018  
No commentaar but A fav
June 12th, 2018  
Very pretty!
June 12th, 2018  
Very impressive editing Fav
June 12th, 2018  
A lovely delicate image, quite a contrast to your bunker shots :)
June 12th, 2018  
Poppies are such a soft flower. Love them. Nicely done.
June 12th, 2018  
Oh no, just another one of those poppies :) I love it. Fav.
June 12th, 2018  
So unique!
June 12th, 2018  
I would have this as a huge painting on my wall...I LOVE this
June 12th, 2018  
More delicates...
June 12th, 2018  
Lovely shot and edit.
June 12th, 2018  
It turns your vivid poppies into an art work! So good. Would you mind if I asked you how many images you needed to combine to produce this? :)
June 12th, 2018  
Beautiful processing on the soft tones and colours.
June 12th, 2018  
Really delicate and minimalist.
June 12th, 2018  
@robz It was two base images Rob of two poppies. Both pictures were identical except in the first one the focus was on the stamen of the lhs poppy. In the second one the focus was on the centre of the poppy on the rhs. I used a feature in Elements called Photomerge Exposure which enables you to extract bits of one or more pictures and transfer it to a source image. Initially it looked really odd with soft petals but sharp well defined stamens until I tried the Opacity slider which seemed to work. Hope this helps!
June 12th, 2018  
@robz Forgot to add I tried to do this in b&w but it looked washed out so I added a bicolour Nik filter to make them look a little less like poppies:)
June 12th, 2018  
@huvesaker My email address is felicitybailey@talktalk.net - if you email me I will send you the file:))
June 12th, 2018  
I often feel like that about images I have worked with over a long time. End up not knowing, or even caring if I like them sometimes. Well I can assure you that I do like this very much and your faffing about seems to have stopped at just the right time
June 12th, 2018  

Those poppies are swirling their skirts so ethereally! fav
June 13th, 2018  
So well done fav
June 13th, 2018  
Thanks so much for your explanation! I think I might be able to do a similar thing with my program - it sounds quite similar to the basic steps for the HDR shots - but with focus differences rather than exposure differences. Thanks again - I really appreciate your help! Cheers Rob
June 13th, 2018  
superb as always
June 13th, 2018  
A beautiful delicate shot. Fav!! 😀
June 13th, 2018  
Interesting processing. Very pretty.
June 13th, 2018  
Beautiful shot!
August 10th, 2018  
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