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Light and soft focus

Posted by rcnaylor (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 23, 07 at 23:45

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That's very pretty-


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Beautiful!!!!


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gorgeous


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Postcard pretty!
JoanMN


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Very pretty, RC...I love gardens and the camera for pics like these...

I haven't taken much of the garden as a whole as I'm still trying to fill in and looks 'somewhat' bare but got some nice macros and close up shots...

But your beds are usually just beautiful!

Juanita


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Absolutely stunning!

Julie


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RC how did you get that gorgeous shot? I'm going back thru some older threads and came across this one. Did you get this effect thru camera settings or did you use software? Simply stunning!!!


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Well, I'm glad you liked it Bean counter.

To answer your question, the primary effect is what Picasa calls "soft focus". You can adjust both the amount of the softening effect and the size.

Of course, the brightness in the upper corner came from the sun getting low and streaming in from that upper corner. The fence provided shade.

Its been a while since I took that one and edited on it. I could have bumped up the shadow function a little, I forget.

Thanks again.


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Very nice effect!
Konrad


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rc, thanks. I'll download picasa and try it out. I love the water color softness. Kind of a dream-scape effect.


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Here's another one your "reminder" post led to bean counter. It didn't turn out quite as well, but, I did the soft focus, bumped up the shadow and added some sharpness.
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rc, I love it. The photo conveys more mood than information--if you know what I mean. It also has a little mystery. Kind of makes you want to peak behind the curtain and see what's hidden just out of focus.

I can see myself using that to hide some little imperfections that distract from the photo's message. I played around with Elements and tried to get a similar effect. Couldn't do it. On to Picasa. Thanks


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