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White Christmas Rose

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 12 February 2009 in Plant & Nature.

THANK YOU to all for your well wishes. I'm feeling much better, but haven't taken a picture in over a week and feel the loss.

I took this image in December at the Longwood Gardens Conservatory using natural light, macro lens and tripod. In post-processing, I used an Orton Effect action to create the effect. See here for image without Orton effect.

A few of my prints will be in two exhibits in March:
-Oxford Arts Alliance.2009 Photographic Invitational Show, March 6-March 29, 2009, Oxford, PA, USA.
-Eagle Gallery, Uwchland, PA 19480, March 2009.
See "about" below or contact me for more information.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/2 second F/32.0 ISO 200 100 mm


I have been INTERVIEWED three times by photo-buddies:
Artist Connection .

- Orange Dahlia
- Pumpkin Light
- Swallowtail Butterfly
- Sunrise in Window
- Wisteria
- Geese Crossing Road
- Moon [

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

So glad to hear that you are feeling better. Please don't rush it. This is an exquisite macro!

12 Feb 2009 6:08am

Philip from Joburg, South Africa

Excellent post work very nice effect take it easy !

12 Feb 2009 6:53am

Sue from Paducah, United States

As I opened the post, I thought "Orton" and was pleased to read that I was right on in my observation. Very effective use of the technique; works quite nicely. In comparing the original with this version, I think I prefer this version. I think the Orton technique adds a little warmth, softness, and glow.

Hope you are feeling better....

12 Feb 2009 11:57am

Marcie from United States

Stunning effect. It jumps right off the page. Glad to hear you're feeling better. :-)

12 Feb 2009 1:27pm

Frida from Sweden

I really like this version of the image.

12 Feb 2009 7:31pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Great shot like the Orton effect very much. Congratulations on exhibiting some of your prints they are exquisite

12 Feb 2009 7:50pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful effect! I really like both versions! Congratulations on your exhibitions!

13 Feb 2009 11:52am

manel from Girona, Spain

Excelente macro.

13 Feb 2009 12:06pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Orton has worked much magic here . . love the slow glow . . powerful stuff.

13 Feb 2009 4:12pm

Russ Devan from New Hanover, United States

Not sure which I like better; Orton or non-Orton. Both look great. I love the strong contrast with the background in the Orton image. Nice portrait in your "About" page.

13 Feb 2009 5:25pm

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Sweet capture, Anita.

18 Feb 2009 11:14am

1/2 second
ISO 200
100 mm