“Palmetto Erotica”

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A couple of images made back in March at one of the early Apalachicola workshops. Palmettos are one of the most interesting plants to see with the eye, but one of the hardest things to photograph and get a good image. I was walking around the bayside of St.George Island when I spotted this palmetto and immediately thought erotica. I went ahead and shot the image even though I knew it would be hard to pull off. I processed the raw file in Lightroom 5 and then went into Nik Color Efex Pro. I used Tonal Contrast and Glamour Glow for the color image. I then used the color image and went into Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 for the black and white image. I really liked both images, but I prefer the B&W image personally. I also used the square format because the composition worked better as a square. This is one of the best palmetto images I have ever done. I will keep trying, but about one in a hundred actually work out.

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