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rain curtain (164)
|"The means to gain happiness is to throw out from oneself like a spider in all directions an adhesive web of love, and to catch in it all that comes" ~Leo Tolstoy|
On the rare morning of fog or dew, I come across these gorgeous masterpieces as I walk in the country with my dog. They seem to be everywhere, but to capture them in their essence is a true challenge - this is the first of many experimentations with webs of dew, hence the slight out of focus nature in parts despite my best efforts at sharpening it in photoshop(also in part I think due to the lack of lens power I have for macro shots). I hope that in the process of learning how to capture these marvelous creations of nature, I don't ever come across that which made it. :-)
Any advice or suggestions are certainly welcome!
Jan 27 - posted a new web photo but this time instead of dew it's coated in frost
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Using PSCS I did the following.
USM 100, 1.0, 0
Brightness -10, Contrast +3
Shadow 0, 50, 30, Highlight 30, 50, 30
Midtone +10, +2, -20
Shadow +10, -4, -7
Highlight +5, +7, -10
Resized image to 725, added a 2mm black frame.
Put the image through neat image to reduce noise.
Time taken approx 3 minutes.
I hope you like the results.