Jide Alakija

30 Apr 2007 1,853 views
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Tonal Flower

Still on the subject of highlights and lowtones, I've decided to put up one more shot following the past series over the weekend. This one took quite sometime to produce and I've decided to post the original here. I used 24 adjustment layers in the processing. As you can see I've increased the tonal range on the flower. The inspiration came from some study on Lonna Tuckers work. She has some somewhat HDR type images with massive tonal ranges. They are absolutely georgous. Check her out

comments (19)

looks like a masterpiece to me.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 30 Apr 2007, 00:52
Lovely lovely, but since I don't know nothing about flower shots, feel free to ignore the following:

I actually sorta prefer the original.

The olnly reason I may like this one is because of the PP work, I feel it would have been better spending half the time enhancing the original slightly, but what do I know smile

I will shut up now

You've done a lot of work here. The detail is amazing.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 30 Apr 2007, 03:34
Fantastic work ! I want to learn this too !
very sharp image
That's a nice black and white picture, but I think I woul have appreciated a close-up...
  • mal
  • 30 Apr 2007, 11:59
this has a 3D quality Jide, simple and beautiful. mal
Magic 3D worksmile
sorry guys just scores out of 10 TODAY=12/10.
  • BobC
  • 30 Apr 2007, 16:54
I do like the processing you've done here, the original is very nice but this lifted it onto another level. I'd be interested to know more about how you increased the tonal range here - did you blend different raw exposures together as part of it?
best flower shot ive seen on shutter for a looong while....
like the attention to detail!
This is just beautiful
Sweet - A great "black flower" smile
  • Jon
  • UK
  • 3 May 2007, 15:46
Fantastic processing Jide. Love this.
  • Ovo
  • 10 May 2007, 17:54
Great shot
very nike
  • Aibee Abidoye
  • 15 May 2007, 03:27
My brother would LOVE to paint this. This is really well done. Fantastic. I cant believe how much the flower stands out even though everything behind is completely dulled. it actually feels like its been painted which is really interesting. This is absolutely fab. well done sir!
Really nice flower. Cool colors.

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