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Mangroves, Galapagos Islands

Originally photographed on 35mm colour negative film,   I decided to go with a high key presentation on this image.    Having scanned the photo into the computer,  I then pushed the white point in Lightroom to completely blow out the background and then took the image into Photoshop where I deployed the Nik Color Efex Pro plugin.  In CFX,  I used a soft focus filter and pushed the greens to give to give the "glowing" effect you see here.    I've spoken before about "when is a photo an illustration?" and I think this image is another example of that.  ~KD.

mangrove plant, Galapagos Islands (high key treatment)
mangrove plant, Galapagos Islands (high key treatment)

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