Sonel’s Photo-Editing Challenge: Unusual Angles

I really had a hard time with this challenge, because I’m not always sure what constitutes an unusual angle.  So I found a photo I took last fall and hopefully you will enjoy it for Sonel’s Photo-Editing Challenge:  Unusual Angles.

Here is my original.  I wanted to capture the leaf hanging in mid air.  So I used my Nikkor 1.8F 18.5 (50mm fixed) lens on my Nikon 1 V2 camera.  I chose that lens because it is extra clear and sharp because I knew I would be cropping this image.  This lens helps the keep the resolution.

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Here are some of the basic steps I took:

  1. Since I am one who likes macros I cropped this to about a 1/3 of its original size, keeping it the 4×6 size and shape
  2. The biggest thing I did was blur the background so it looks farther away.  Actually with the software I have I used face soften enhancement rather than blur…keeps it more natural looking in my opinion.
  3. I enhanced the leaf a bit and sharpened it up.
  4. I also placed a vignette around the outside which made the borders appear lighter.
  5. Placed the leaf in the center and placed it  in the lower 2/3.

 I hope you enjoy the results.

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  1. This is one great shot Cee and love the angle you took it from. Even the web has an angle. Great entry and the edit is just stunning! Great take on the challenge hon. Thank you very much for taking part and for sharing. 😀


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