Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth



I had fun coming up with my submission for this week’s Monochrome Madness.  The entire gallery will be shown on Leanne Cole’s blog in a few hours, so please check it out when you can.  There are always such amazing entries!  Her blog can be found here.

The other day I shared a picture of potted flowers on our back deck bench.  In addition to that photo, I took some close up shots of the flowers as well because the light was so nice.  The obvious is being stated here in that if one has nice light, you can do a lot with the photo in photoshop.  The flowers were originally bright orange, but with the magic of Photoshop and Nik SEP2 I came up with this image.




Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

67 thoughts on “Pearlescence

  1. difficult to get good focus across both flowers – and it works in mono – nice one

  2. Laura!!!!!!!!! This is mind-blowing. Once again, you’ve posted such an amazing image. It’s incredible how well you know your lighting and equipment, and as a result, you always have such perfect images. Of course, you have to be able to visualize this as well, but you obviously have that ability too.

    On another note, I’m considering NIK myself. I really like playing with all of the settings in Lightroom, but I feel that some of the NIK stuff can be really helpful… since it’s customizable as well.

    I would love to take photos with you for a day, it would be such a great learning experience.

    Great stuff!

  3. Beautiful! B&W certainly works for this shot – probably because you had a lot of different tones in the original.

  4. I like the way you see things 🙂

  5. Love the softness reflected in the image. Well done Laura!

  6. The detail, contrast, shading, composition, DOF, and POV are all SPOT-ON!!!!!

    Bravo dear friend…good submission for Monochrome Madness.

  7. This is beautiful! Perfect in BW, lovely distintive petals.

  8. exquisite flowers. beautiful composition and light. Exquisitely beautiful shot!! love !!!!

  9. Very effective, the phrase “leaps and bounds” comes to mind. MM 🍀

  10. Absolutely beautiful!

  11. W.O.W. Laura, this is just a stunning image. The flower petal detail is just lovely. There is such a softness yet total focus to this image. I can’t stop looking at it! Beautiful work. I love this challenge each week. I love all the images and the chance to participate too.

  12. Oh yes! Such a breathtakingly beautiful image… Stunning and so lovely and soft.
    Really draws you in… and the light…. Wow!
    You go girl!!! 😀

  13. The softness is delicious.

  14. Absolutely stunning in Black and White Laura! I love it! 😀

  15. This is such a great photo. Flowers are delicate objects but somehow they looks so strong and resilient in this one. It also looks like something you find in an imaginary world – beautiful and extraordinary 🙂

  16. Absolutely beautiful image, Laura, truly sublime mono. To me, the best by far on this week’s Monochrome Madness – you inspire me to try things like this. Adrian

  17. This is truly beautiful photo Laura. The Monochrome Madness gallery is really inspiring. Best wishes 🙂

  18. Very nice 🙂 I’m sure I’d like the bright orange version too.
    Many thanks for the follow, Laura.

  19. This is exquisite!! Thank you so much for the follow. I love your photography, what a wonderful blog.

  20. I likt the way you preserved the reflected liight on the convex side of the petals. by emphasizing value rather than color, you preserved the form of the flowers (ranunculus?). Well done.

  21. I know I have said this before, but I love your b/w work.

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