Calla Lily | Still Life – Revisited

Photographing still life is always fun for me, as it gives me an opportunity to experiment with how light falls upon a subject. And recently I extended that experimental mindset to the post processing part of the image, as I revisited one of my calla lily series and developed it within Nik’s Color Efex Pro 4 software. Thus, creating a new type of blog post, ‘Revisited’ … Check back again soon for other images to go through the process.

I wanted to give the final image a softer feel, while keeping both the detail and drama within the scene. Color Efex is a powerful software as it gives you the opportunity to stack several filters on top of each other, giving you full control to create the results you’re looking for. After moving several filters around, I finally got the images to where I had originally envisioned when beginning the revisit edit. For all those curious folks out there, I stacked the following filters in the following order … Fog, Detail Extractor, Bleach Bypass, Polaroid Transfer and Vignette. I then made some slight color and contrast correction back within Lightroom.

Calla Lily #5216 REVISTED

And to give you a few examples how this image changed from start to finish, below are two other examples … The first using a black and white edit and the second being the original file how it was captured.

Calla Lily #5216 Black and White

Calla Lily #5216 Black and White | © Jay Moore Photography

Calla Lily #5216 Original

Calla Lily #5216 Original | © Jay Moore Photography

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