Reflection of a Columbine

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I revisited an image of a wild columbine that I shot in 2010. Basic processing was done in lightroom (ie - exposure, sharpening, etc), then transferred to CS5 to apply Nik Filters (Brilliance/Warmth; Darken/Lighten Center). Finally, I applied Flaming Pear's "Flood" plug-in to create the reflection, added a bit of Gaussian Blur into the background and finished up again in Lightroom (final crop and a bit of vignetting).

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Any thoughts on improvement would be greatly appreciated!
 
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Bert...I really love this.......great image.

Only suggestion for me would be to reduce the opacity of the flower reflection if you have done it on a seperate layer....just an idea though.

Best wishes
Ray
 
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Bert...I really love this.......great image.

Only suggestion for me would be to reduce the opacity of the flower reflection if you have done it on a seperate layer....just an idea though.

Best wishes
Ray

Good idea, Ray. Thanks! :smile:
 
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Better?

Bert...I really love this.......great image.

Only suggestion for me would be to reduce the opacity of the flower reflection if you have done it on a seperate layer....just an idea though.

Best wishes
Ray

Ray,

I didn't save the layers with this image, so I tried to get the effect you described using the Graduated Filter in Lightroom 4:

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Is this better?
 
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Hi Bert....very subtle but I do think it works...somehow not drawn to the reflection as much as before.

I really like this and think you have done a great job.......

Just one more suggestion....frame it and hang it on the wall!!!

Best wishes

Ray
 

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