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Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Frosty Now to WOW!

So on Saturday I posted my SOOC shots of my frosty flowers!  Ashley posted the tutorial today!  Not so much a tutorial- she posted an action to use!!!  Its a great, simple action- I love simple!!!  Go to her website and check it out!  I edited most of my photos that I posted with the action, the sillouettes of flowers the action didn't do anything for......so I ran a couple different actions for those.  The one above is my favorite!

We than got to take them into Pixel Bender a plug-in from Adobe.  I had heard about it a while ago from a pod cast and downloaded it I was so excited because what I had seen them do was amazing!!!  Very much like Ashley's.  However, I only have CS4 and it isn't as good as CS5's version of pixel bender!!!   No oil paint on CS4......... :-(  So I made do, not loving it and really not spending a bunch of time messing with it knowing it won't do what I want it to.  My photos don't lend itself very well to pixel bender......however I will post some that will later!!!  You really have to open them in a different window to see what I did to them.

I was very happy with all of my flower shots.  They turned out very different!!!  So of them I just stopped at Ashley's actions, others I ran some MCP telescope from All in the Details and Coffeeshop Hot Toffee.  Here are the rest, some are the same SOOC shot just cropped different.
The Favorite!


  1. Really fascinating photos! I love how in your favorite (and mine) the flower really stands out from the rocks now. Good job!

  2. Gorgeous photos, I like the close crop on the second one in that first set! Beautiful!

    Happy Good to WOW Thursday http://mamasgonnashoot.blogspot.com/

  3. Beautiful shots. The crops work well with these photos.

  4. Great job on these! Perfectly cropped as well.

  5. Great shots...love your use of dof :)