A Two Hour Winter Break at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

This time of year it is hard going out into the cold to set up to capture images so I decided to take a break from the paperwork and head to Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor with a friend. There is always a nice variety of tropical plants and there is always something in bloom.

My friend Jim Robertson sent me this image of a cluster of Lilies from the outing.He used Nik Viveza to darken the background and also used Color Efex for a little detail extraction and some silver reflector effect.

Lilies by Jim Robertson

Lilies by Jim Robertson

I went in a little closer for the back of a Lily and then used texture screens to give it the look of an etching.

Texture Screen Lily

Texture Screen Lily

It is always great visiting  Matthaei Botanical Gardens in January.

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Light is both the photographer's palette and brush. Harnessing available light is a skill learned through the study of technical theory and then applying it in the field. My goal as a photographer is to search out the images that interest me artistically, then once I have found the essence of that place I use composition and light to enhance the images. View all posts by europeanimages

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