Had a few minutes at home today and noticed these tulips in the kitchen window. The light was fairly harsh at the time I took this photo so I decided to try a bit of processing to see what I could come up with.
ISO 1000 ƒ/7.1 T 1/2000 at 62mm
Here’s the initial jpg saved from the RAW file:
So I didn’t do a whole lot in Aperture but I did do some minor levels adjustment and added a bit of contrast as seen in the Screenshot below:
Which led to this image:
So then I opened the file up in OnOneSoftware’s Perfect Effects 3, which is included in the Perfect Photo Suite
I added 2 effects one Snappy Warm and then I added a new layer and added the Polachrome filter and adjusted the opacity to 50% on the top layer to soften it just a bit…
Tulips in black and white always intrigue me, while I love the color of tulips, there is something about the soft textures of their petals that comes out when the color is removed.