Yes it was. This one was actually an orange rose, the same colour as [link] . And I made it so pure by converting it to B&W while it was still a RAW image and then using the canon software to apply an orange filter ( the type of filter you would put on the lens of your camera before shooting black and white) and that filtered out the orange colour and made it whiter. I then tweaked the levels and balance to get it really clean in photoshop.
Hope that helps and makes sense! And I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
-when it was still a RAW, you converted it to B&W after you put it in PS...? or did you do it while still in your camera? (though i dont see how thats possible or how that makes sense..)
-orange filter/canon software? do you have a filter you mounted on to the canon cam, or is it software you have from someplace [downloaded/bought etc.]?
all in all, it is a beautiful picture. thank you for sharing the info with me. i saw your latest deviation [the guy (or boyfriend) with the aviator glasses.]... nice shot. hopefully you see him again soon!
one more thing if you could. i LOVE your macro/nature photos. if you could peep my gallery and tell me what you [honestly] think of my flowers, i would appreciate it. if you have time. but thanks anyway if you cant. PEACE, much love.
Ok so I shoot in RAW and then download those RAW files to my pc and open them using Canon Digital Photo Professional (which is the RAW software that comes with Canon EOS cameras). That software allows you to change some of the photo attributes, including converting it to black and white, and it also lets you create the effect of using a lens filter.
During normal black and white film photography, you can put a coloured lens filter on the front of your lens and that will affect the differnt tonal levels that you can achieve. So using this software allows you to simulate those same effects, in RAW photos.
In this case, an orange filter, filters out the orange colour and makes the tones paler - hence the very pure white I achieved.
I then convert those RAW files, using Digital Photo Professional and save them as 16-Bit TIFFs which I then open in Photoshop CS. Then I use PS to tweak the levels etc. , do any resizing, sharpening and then optimize the files and save them for prints and/or web viewing.
Thanks for taking an interest in my stuff, I'm really glad you like it all! And I will definitely check out your work.