Singular Softness

Singular Softness

A Rose from the gradens of the Petit Trianon, part of the palace complex of Versailles, Paris.

The original shot was never very sharp as it was taken hand-held in a slight breeze, but this also enabled me to enhance the softness and concentrate more on the composition and separation of the leafy background. Crop, Sharpen, Vignette, Curves, Shadow/Highlight and a few more tweaks.


  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 10 May, 2011
  • Exposure bias: -2/6EV
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s

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