Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I Learned: Lily Pads of Beaver Lake 09.03.11

My day has been filled with learning! I discovered new ways to make life easier at work and I discovered another wonderful feature of Lightroom. I decided to go with another lily pad photo from the same shoot as the photo I shared yesterday. I wanted to play around with black and white as I had so much fun with my first black and white conversion last week. When I first started the conversion though, it just seemed to be missing something as the focal point disappeared without the color on the flower. This presented the dilemma of wanting to do something I had no idea how to do. I decided to turn to Google and see if I could find out how to use Lightroom to accomplish the task of leaving the flower colored and turning everything else black and white. I found a simple tutorial on Digital Photography School on the first link I tried! Highlight Color Effect in Lightroom - 5 Easy Steps is an easy to follow tutorial that allowed me to accomplish exactly what I wanted :o). I love learning new things!

Settings: ISO 100, 250mm, ss1/8, f/5.6 (full manual on tripod)
"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence." - Abigail Adams

Linking up with I Learned at Click it Up a Notch and Black and White Wednesday at The Long Road to China. Check out the other photos!

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  1. Beautiful! The selective coloring really works in this picture.

  2. Oh Thank you for sharing the learning link! I'm new to LR too. Keeping that pink in the flower really does bring back what you wanted to the B&W. Very lovely reflection almost has a bokeh look.

  3. Love the selective B&W for this shot, it really makes the flower pop. Love the colour and the B&W reflection of the flower.

  4. This is beautiful, Emily! Aside from the selective color, I like the bokeh of the light reflections against the clarity of the lily pads.

  5. I agree, this is one where selective color works really well. It's so beautiful and peaceful--I want to be there!


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