Get pushed - take a photo using a homemade light box

I don't know if this fulfils the challenge or not really as I ended up heavily editing this picture to add detail and colour. I used the greaseproof paper as a backdrop but it ended up having a blue tinge to it which I didn't like. The WB was set to cloudy and I overexposed quite a lot - maybe that had something to do with it too....

I ran the raw file through the different WB options and one of them, can't remember which one, made it whiter but there were still patches of blue on one side, hence all the editing.

Interesting experiment although I am not all that happy with the result. I can still see little patches here and there that could be edited out but I have run out of time with it... I will have another go either tomorrow or Friday with a different subject and see if I can improve on this.

Link here about this idea if anyone else wants a go - https://digitalwarehouseblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/how-to-turn-your-window-into-a-home-made-light-box/

Thanks for the push @littlequeenie I need to practise some more I think...
posted July 27th, 2016  
This is an awesome shot - perfect in my opinion. I know we can be harder on ourselves than others, but I see no fault with this gorgeous photo.
posted July 27th, 2016  
Thank you Wendy for your kind words. I don't know if I am being too hard on myself or not, but the more I look at this picture, the more I don't like it. :( It just looks "over"-edited... @farmreporter
posted July 27th, 2016  
Sorry you are not happy with it - I quite like it. The ridges on the petals give great texture. I never mess with WB, so I'm no help there. When I did this technique I overexposed quite a bit and it gave a nice effect (I thought!). This certainly meets the challenge though! You are allowed to edit it afterwards :) Don't feel you have to struggle with it if you've had enough though - but I'd be interested to see what else you can create :)
posted July 27th, 2016  
I like it very much!
posted July 27th, 2016  
I certainly like the texture of the flower
posted July 27th, 2016  
I think you did a pretty good job. Even when you go looking for all the imperfections, they are hard to find!
posted July 27th, 2016  
Pat
It is a very cool looking image. Maybe you don't think you got all the way there but the image is great.
posted July 28th, 2016  
Wow! Awesome details! Great shot!
posted July 28th, 2016  
This is great, I tried this a while ago. I overexposed my shot a bit and was quite pleased with how it came out.
posted July 28th, 2016  
great job ... I like it a lot!
posted July 28th, 2016  
Great 1st try and thank you for the link, gonna try.
posted July 28th, 2016  
I really like it - I think you've done a great job! Fav in fact 😊
posted July 28th, 2016  
Fav.
posted July 29th, 2016  
Beautiful!
posted July 29th, 2016  
Love the sharpness, texture and thought that has gone into it.
posted August 1st, 2016  

we want to eat , your challenge is impressive congratulations , you're a very creative and talented photographer
posted August 1st, 2016  
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