Posted by
Craig (Vacaville, California, United States) on 11 April 2008 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

This experiment used a gradient map adjustment layer to produce this effect on Monday's image.

SONY DSC-H9 1/640 second F/4.5 ISO 80 31 mm

Vikram from Chandler, United States

Wow! This is a beautiful shot! So sharp and love those white leaves with dark border in coffee background!

11 Apr 2008 7:31am

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Awww! This is AWESOME! Please teach me?

11 Apr 2008 7:34am

@Ina: Hi Ina! The gradient tool is easy to use but difficult to explain. So I can refer you to this web site for an explanation: . Thanks for your comments Ina!

Betty from New Jersey, United States


11 Apr 2008 10:16am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Wow it's fantastic, what a great effect for this photo, it's just perfect, bravo!!!

11 Apr 2008 11:43am

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

I love it Craig, this has worked out fantastically.

11 Apr 2008 2:00pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

OH!!! I MUST experiment with this! FABulous results Craig!! Makes for a stunning and unique image!

11 Apr 2008 2:12pm

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

What a fantastic effect - chrome leaves, this is very good.

11 Apr 2008 2:58pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Quebec, Canada

Very good work!

11 Apr 2008 5:15pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

You never cease to impress. Great shot!

11 Apr 2008 6:10pm

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Wow! This certainly is an effective result! Well done Craig! I'm off for a read.

11 Apr 2008 6:53pm

danthro from Suburbia, United States

Great shot!! i like the patterns and colors and light and shadows. well done!

11 Apr 2008 7:56pm

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

What a superb effect. Excellent job!

11 Apr 2008 8:28pm

Still from France

An interesting post treatment!

11 Apr 2008 9:04pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Hey Craig that is fantastic. I absolutely love it. I'm heading over to that web site right after this. Thanks.

12 Apr 2008 12:26am

Daroru from Amagasaki, Japan

Nice results.

12 Apr 2008 4:19am

Anne from White Rock, Canada

Fantastic effect Craig! I've gotta learn to use that gradient tool too! :-)

12 Apr 2008 9:14am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Interesting and pleasing result.

12 Apr 2008 11:58am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Excellent job and great effect. Like the tones and composition here.

12 Apr 2008 7:22pm

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Great experiment, it gave really a neat effect!

13 Apr 2008 12:49am

1/640 second
ISO 80
31 mm