In this photo composite “I Reject Your Reality… And Substitute My Own!”

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

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EXIF:

Nikon D810
Nikon 24-70 F/2.8
70mm
f/10
1/400s
800 ISO

 

Lightroomed

 

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  • Contrast, whites and clarity raised
  • Highlights and blacks lowered
  • Lens corrections

Well since the bee isn’t in focus that well, lets make this photo a bit more interesting with some Photoshop action…

 

Photoshopped

 

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Stole the corner of the shot and copied it to the other side for a more simple background

 

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Masked the flower back in a bit

 

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Made a copy of the left side of the flower, and since I want it to look like it is exploding, I made it bigger.

 

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I then used a splatter brush to mask in the splatters on that layer

 

I Reject Your Reality... And Substitute My Own!

Then I added the layer on top

 

I Reject Your Reality... And Substitute My Own!

and added a vignette.
This isn’t that great, but for some reason it’s one of my top ten photos on Flickr

As they say, theres no accounting for taste.