Wildflower Love

Last March a friend and I did a 10-mile hike at Happy Camp, we do an in and out as compared to hiking the loop. We were both armed with our cameras and in search of things to photograph. After passing the golf course and turning at two different bends we came across wild Lupine’s. The sun hadn’t raised above the hill yet, so we had low light and a bit of a breeze.

As I was going through photos today on my 2 TB external hard drive, using the RAV filehub, I came across this image and uploaded it to my iPad mini.

Original, unprocessed photo taken with the Olympus OM-D EM-5

Original, unprocessed photo taken with the Olympus OM-D EM-5

 

 

I thought that this would be a great image to run through Waterlogue…and I don’t think I was mistaken! I used Bold and Lighter to give me this look. Very pretty, but I wanted a little more detail in the flowers.

After Waterlogue - Bold and Lighter

After Waterlogue – Bold and Lighter

 

 

I like mixing apps so that you can’t tell what was used. I opened the original photo in iColorama and clicked on Effects>Blend, tapping on each of the modes to see what would give me the look I wanted. I stopped when I hit “Average” and then lowered the Opacity to 0.90 to give me this look.

After Blending in iColorama using Average and adjusting the Opacity

After Blending in iColorama using Average and adjusting the Opacity

 

One of the things we’re testing in this latest beta of iColorama is the Light presets; there are now 36 for us to play with. I played around with some of the ones at the beginning and crashed the app a few times on my iPad mini with 32GB – I now want the new iPad Air 2 with 128GB for photo processing. I haven’t heard of any of the beta testers using an iPad complain about crashing.

Anyway, I used 35/36 and adjusted the Intensity to 0.66 and the X Position to 0.22. I liked the pinkish-lavenderish rays now coming from the flower.

After adding Light Effect 35/36 in iColorama and adjusting Intensity and X Position

After adding Light Effect 35/36 in iColorama and adjusting Intensity and X Position

 

 

I was now ready to add my logo/watermark in iWatermark.

Adding my logo/watermark in iWatermark

Adding my logo/watermark in iWatermark

 

The final step was creating the Before and After photo in Leonardo.

Wildflower Love - Before and After

Wildflower Love – Before and After

 

 

List of apps used in this post and their links in┬áthe iTunes store…

 

 

Products used in this post (amazon.com affiliate links unless otherwise noted)…

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