We encounter “Candy-Floss Clouds” as I drop colored whipping cream into an aquarium, mostly because it was on sale this week.

Lets get into the edit on this colorful craziness…

 

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

 

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EXIF:

Nikon D810
Nikon 24-70 F/2.8
24mm
f/10
200 ISO
2 Flashes at 1/128th

 

Lightroomed

 

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  • Rotated
  • Exposure, shadows and whites raised
  • Highlights and blacks lowered

 

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  • Cropped

 

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  • Clarity, vibrance and saturation raised

 

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  • Upped the sharpening
  • Noise reduction added
  • Lens corrections enabled

 

Photoshopped

 

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  • Expanded the canvas

 

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  • Levels adjustments
  • Brightness/contrast adjustments
  • Hue/saturation adjustments

 

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  • Masked out the aquarium bits, as well as the reflections

 

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  • Re-aligned the base more straight

 

2016-10-16-17-28-42-2-asking

The masking for this photo took over an hour on this one, but I find it kind of relaxing… Just go zen, and mask out the water-borne dust.
It helps if you can watch a movie or YouTube while you do it, anything that isn’t going to bring up the US election fiasco.