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Rain drops on my flower

Rain drops on a flower pictured in Fountainstown, Co. Cork.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/200s

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

8 replies on “Rain drops on my flower”

This is so pretty! I always love that first bit of sunlight that breaks through the thick clouds after a rain. The color of this flower really stands out against that stormy sky.

I must admit this took quite a bit of work to get right. Originally it had the lovely glow of a setting sun to light it but I felt that the flower didn’t stand out enough. So give it more impact I desaturated the greens and yellows a bit, did the opposite to the red channel.
Then I brought out the cloud in the sky by duplicating the layer and darkening the top one before using a layer mask to expose the ground detail underneath. Resize and unsharp and save and upload! Hope that makes sense!

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