This was a busy day at work and I didn’t make myself many opportunities for photography. When we got some rain over Father’s day, I headed outside with the tripod to shoot flowers in the front yard. This shot became my favorite image of the week.

Flower in the Rain

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro, f/8 at 1/60, ISO 250.

Digital Darkroom. I started to develop this by nudging the exposure down, then plunged the blacks further. I increased saturation and contrast. I decreased overall clarity by -38, then added a brush across the entire flower to increase clarity. The result was to soften the background leaves while keeping the flower sharp. With another brush I darkened the stamen on the lower left, helping it stand out more. Two more small brushes lowered exposure on two leaves and removed some distracting glare. With all of the typical edits out of the way, I went into the Stackables app to add some texture, and the PhotoToaster app to add a fun border.

WIRR stands for Weekly Image Rich Ruh. This regular feature on Das Has von Ruh will show and describe my favorite photo created during this weekly period. My weeks start on Mondays, as does the WIRR. I’m hoping to include commentary on the story, the setting, the specs, or the sentiments, depending on the circumstances.

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