Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Something Dreamy

I've always loved Kim Klassen's style.  I've taken many of her classes, and I'm grateful to her for all that I've learned….photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, still life and the list goes on.  I did this shoot and culled these out of 85 images.
They are as close as I can come to her "dreamy" style.  This one is pretty much straight out of the camera except for minor adjustments.  I shoot in raw, so there has to be some post processing.  I did not use a preset or texture though.
This was fairly blown out but I adjusted exposure,  clarity, vibrance and highlights.  I also cropped it.  Today was a really gloomy day, so I used exposure compensation and upped my ISO to 400.  I love the beautiful light that I managed to capture. 
I used Kim's "Dreamlike" below.
The first of the peonies arrived in my Trader Joe's last Friday.  I had every intention of doing a shoot on Saturday, but life kept getting in the way.  So now it's Tuesday and they're fairly bloomed out.  One more day and they would have been shattered.
I'm a little late but think I'll link to Texture Tuesday, Be Still and The Studio Online.
~ Calm ~

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10 comments:

Jacki Long said...

Really beautiful Marilyn!
Amazing knowledge and skills,
I love every post!

Jill said...

They are beautiful! Our peonies on the farm about to bloom so I'll get to do my own photo shoot. :)

Renuko Style said...

These are all so fantastic! I love that they are bloomed out, they seem to reach out and touch you. They have clear color and are very captivating.

a spirit of simplicity said...

These are beautiful. Very nice work.

Barb said...

Simply stunning, Marilyn!

Prairie Jill said...

Beautiful!

elizabeth said...

Oh, I'm wanting to go buy some peonies now! Your photos do have that dreamy style.

Desirae R said...

These are really lovely!

The Artful Diva said...

dreamy is the perfect description of this beautiful photo.

Michelle B said...

These are beautiful!! And dreamy...