Apple Blossom B&W by Karen  Betts

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Back garden, Harleston Norfolk, Uk taken in May 2010 at 7am, must of been a shot I grabbed prior to me going to work.

Today I seem to be in a B&W frame of mind when it comes to my images. I started out with a white and pale pink tipped Apple blossom and when finished it was a B&W image.

Seems to suit my mood today.

Nikon D90 18-105vr Lens

Exps 1/320 sec -0.7 step
ISo 200

Hand Held, AP, early morning natural light.

Cropped in Photshop CS3, then added into Efex Pro 3 colour. Added into the B&W conversion decided after a play to use dramatic contrast B&W once happy with that then used dark and light layer to darken the outside as leaves and small white buds still on show. Decided the pale buds had to go so had a go with the Clone tool in Photoshop Not had much luck with this before but as the back ground mainly all black this seemed to work better for me, faint white buds cloned out and a neater finish to over all image.

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A Magpie when it comes to photography I capture anything and everything that captures my eye and lens. A beginner in this field I love how the ordinary becomes less ordinary.
All images copyrighted to me Karen Betts.

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  • hampshirelady
    hampshireladyalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely simplicity!

  • Thank you so much Sue needed a uncluttered feel to this.

    – Karen Betts

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsalmost 4 years ago

    And gorgeously done indeed!! :o))) … will admit to some b/w bias though ;o)

  • Thank you so much Elle, I have to say I adore B&W that is what I used to shoot film in many moons ago. think I need to do more of it :)

    – Karen Betts

  • polly470
    polly470almost 4 years ago

    Again, this takes this flower to another level….beautiful lighting in this one as well!!

  • Thank you so much, got to say the sun at 7am just alights on this blossom and I am always dashing out in my dressing gown to capture the odd flower touched by the delicate light, glad to say its in the back garden my neighbours would get a surprise seeing me flat on my stomach in a large multi coloured dressing gown lying prown on the path way.

    – Karen Betts

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsalmost 4 years ago

    Agreed Karen, more b/w from you, pretty please :o)))

  • I will do my best want to try some people and candids like you do which are stunning but flowers if the light is right have my attention I do not feel I am invading their space..

    – Karen Betts

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsalmost 4 years ago

    Understood, and fair comment :o))
    No space invaded though, if the topic of your image is not aware you’re there :o))

  • Oh I am such a clumsy person and even if they are not aware of me has this mentla block in photographing people. What lens do you use Elle I only have 18-105 and still feel far to close to people.

    – Karen Betts

  • paul erwin
    paul erwinalmost 4 years ago

    very nice, great work :)

  • Thank you ever so much :)

    – Karen Betts

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 4 years ago

    Very beautiful!

  • Thank you Kim I have to say I do like this one a lot.

    – Karen Betts

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you :)

    – Karen Betts

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 3 years ago

    beautiful image karen… your treatment and composition certainly has that japanese feel to it :)

  • What lovely words thank you so much Carol

    – Karen Betts

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 3 years ago

    Oooh this is wonderful Karen, beautifully done!

  • Thank you Georgia for such lovely words as always.

    – Karen Betts

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