Thursday, August 30, 2007

Project Blown Away

This image is being posted to participate in a project by a fellow photographer that he has titled: Blown Away.

pink lady slipper wild flower

This image has overexposed highlights along the upper edge of the pink blossom as well as the upper part of the stem where it is attached.

Try as I might with Photoshop, I wasn't able to "fix" this problem, which could have been avoided when originally taking the picture.

The image was darker originally, and any lightening that I attempted to do in the post processing only made the over exposed part more predominate.

I have been trying to make a practice of bracketing exposures when shooting the images so I can study the differences.

One thing about overexposed areas - the camera picks up no details whatsoever, and any attempt to gain them in post processing is useless - they are just not there. Better to underexpose in this instance so when the image is lightened, there will be some details to work with.


  1. You give a very good tutorial today,alongside the picture of the bloom which may now be blown away.

  2. Hi Kathy,
    Sorry that it has taken so long but I have now added your link to my blog and your web site to mine.

    Great imageof the orchid, is it a ladys slipper?

    Cheers Mark

  3. Hi Mark,

    Thanks for the links! I will be getting a photographers blog roll on my blog, and I will be adding you to it.

    Yes, the image is a Lady's Slipper - one of my favorites!


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