Photo Hunt: Spark

I knew the lighting was going to be trouble

I saw this geranium by a wood fence and thought the scene had potential… but I couldn’t get the hot spots off the leaves. The detail had been totally burned out. Hot spots really burn me (pun intended, sadly) but I wanted to salvage this photo somehow. Then I got a spark of inspiration.

The missing detail almost looks intentional now

Photoshop to the rescue. I have a technique I use that involves layers, the Black & White Adjustment and Gaussian Blur that creates an arty effect. An extra heavy application of the Gaussian Blur step blotted out the hot spots. I’ll have to share how I put together this particular image in one of my occasional “How I Did It” Friday posts.

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3 thoughts on “Photo Hunt: Spark

  1. Sparking your creativity! I have similar issues taking photos of my black cat. Too much light is our enemy.

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