Here’s my One Four Challenge – Wk 2 Mar 2015 of Dtps. Joy Sara Lady ‘Nancy’. This was one of many Phals/Doritaenopsis at the Grand Valley Orchid Society 2015 show at the end of January. This week I went pretty basic, not super creative on my part but a fun effect nonetheless. I made some usual improvements in Camera Raw: increase exposure, contrast, clarity and sharpening, decrease highlights.
From here I added the Plastic Wrap smart filter and played around with its settings a bit. Next I increased the vibrance, cropped it just a bit. Finally I added a duplicate layer and reduced the opacity to 17% just to enhance the color of the flowers and give them a little more umph, some of which was dulled by the plastic wrap filter.
I like the ‘toy-like’ effect it produces, thus my choice to leave the spike clip (the green thing off to the right) in the image. There are people who create clay sculptures/figures of orchids that are quite impressive so my image this week winds up being a bit of a nod towards that art. Plus I love the 3D effect this filter almost creates.
What do you think?
Click the thumbnail below to see what I did last week. Also remember to visit Robyn at Captivate Me. She’s the creator of this challenge to pick one new image a month and edit it in four different ways.