Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Blog, Camera Raw, Photoshop | 2 comments

I took these pictures in the Benson Greenhouse. I wanted to try and get them from a unique angle. These two were my favorite shots, however they still needed to be edited. I edited both photos in Camera Raw. On both of the photos, I found a cactus and then I brought it into Camera Raw I brought up the contrast and brightness. I also sharpened the image and boosted the vibrance. On Maze, I used the paint brush tool to darken the background the add more contrast. On Path, I used the brush tool to lighten the leaves, darken the background and darken the steam. I found it was so much faster to do a lot of these functions in Camera Raw, then Photoshop.

Maze

 

Original

Date: 5-14-2011; Rexburg, Idaho; F-Stop: 5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/400; Focal Length: 55.0 mm; Model: Canon EOS REBEL T1i

Path

 

Original

Date: 5-14-2011; Rexburg, Idaho; F-Stop: 5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/80; Focal Length: 36.0 mm; Model: Canon EOS REBEL T1i

 

2 Comments

  1. 5-18-2011

    Julie,

    I am really intrigued by your pictures here. I love the texture and colors of these macros. You also did some really great Camera Raw Edits. it enhancements you selected really brought your images to life. It's nice when you get to work with lots of light, isn't it?

  2. 5-18-2011

    Julie,

    First of great job in your edits. I like how they are subtle, but very effective. In your edits you were able to make the details pop, like the path along the leaves. I am not sure what the subject of "The Maze" is but the minute detail you were able to bring out in the editing process was quite amazing. Again great job, and I am looking forward to seeing more.

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