Nikon D300, Nikon 105mm 1:1 macro, 1.3 sec, f/11, ISO 200, EV-1/3, Aperture Priority, Spot meter (on center of bottom blossom), natural light, cloudy WB, circular polarizer, tripod, remote cable release, Live View, RAW
- RAW to JPEG conversion in Capture NX2 (with Color Efex Pro 3 plug-in) including color & tonal contrast adjustments (and a very slight crop, <10%, from the sides)
- Make a copy and flip the copy horizontally
- Place the two images in separate Photoshop layers and blend them to create a composite (see below for illustration of this step)
- Total processing time – about 3 minutes
Here is a screen shot of step #3; click to enlarge for details –
An image can be flipped/rotated in four different orientations. Try them all. Also, you don’t have to combine only two – try combining all four orientations at one time. Also, try different blending modes.
Here is the starting image as made in-camera –
This is what we get using the arty orchid from yesterday’s post
To read more about Dreamscapes (a named coined by Canadian photographer, André Gallant) take a look at this book.
Let your imagination be your guide ;-).