Pop Art Cactus

IMG_4791-0When I was out doing Gidget’s Photo Shoot in my garden, I took a few shots of some potted cactus and decided to have a little play with them in LightRoom. In the next ImageReboot post, I will be talking about White Balance for the first time, and I’ve spent quite a bit of time experimenting with thisΒ in LightRoom. These images were created by adjusting the white balance (temperature and tint) of a single image. You can find out more in the next ImageReboot.

This is a single image, taken with my Olympus OMD EM5 with my 60mm (120mm equivalent) lens at f/4.0 and 1/250th of a second – fairly standard settings. I am adding these photos to Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic – click on through and take a look at some great posts.

Here is the original image, which I actually quite like as is. I find cactus are quite fascinating – such interesting colours and textures. I think this one looks a little like octopus tentacles!

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x desleyjane

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m new to post-processing, so I’m avid for these posts. I really like seeing before and after too, so I know what you were working with. I’m going to have to make a serious decision soon: learn Polish or play with such things as Light Room. Duty v pleasure! Which will win? Your posts are tilting the balance.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Excellent thanks! I’m sure you can manage both 😊

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  2. nalinki says:

    Cool editing, I enjoy your pre and post editing comparisons

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks, it’s fun to see what happens when you move the sliders lol.

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  3. Debbie H says:

    These are fantastic, I especially like the tentacles. Very clever!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Deb. I’m tempted to frame them in a square…

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      1. Debbie H says:

        Great idea. I’d buy a set too!!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Fabulous! πŸ˜‰

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  4. Mara Eastern says:

    This is so amazing that I want it on my wall. And I don’t even like pop art! Only yours, apparently πŸ˜‰

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks hun, I’m half thinking of getting some printed….

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  5. Neat idea to create pop-art inspired images out of it!

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  6. Indeed both the original and the colorful edits are great! Fun pics to brighten up my Monday morning!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks, I’m glad you like them! πŸ˜€

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  7. anujakokrady says:

    The original pic is so well clicked! I love that spider web type thing going on on the top of the cactus. and what detail! love it! great click!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you. I debated getting rid of the web before taking the photo but devices to keep it. Thanks again, hope you’re well!!

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  8. Joanne says:

    What fabulous effects – love them all! πŸ˜‰

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Joanne πŸ˜„

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  9. How fun is this?? Your original image is really gorgeous, too!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Terri, it was heaps of fun!

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  10. brittabottle says:

    So cool, DJ. Reminds me if Andy Warhol in a way. I think just the same shots together in different colors like he did sometimes. Love the use of color and the four different shots look fantastic together.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Britta! I was borrowing a little from Mr Warhol πŸ˜‰

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      1. brittabottle says:

        Well, that explains it, then! They are certainly reminscient of Warhol, but they also have their own unique flair, which I love.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Cheers, thanks again Britta!

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  11. pommepal says:

    Great composition DJ love how you have focused on the central spike gives a real 3d effect and the varying colours really compliment each other. I winner here you should frame the 4 of them together

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks PP, so lovely of you to say.

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  12. You can literally from these! Love it!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks πŸ˜„πŸ˜œπŸ˜ƒ

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  13. now i saw the edited ones and think they are totally funky and thought the original would be quite non descript but actually seeing the original now having scrolled down it’s really interesting, not sure which i like best….hrmmmm

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    1. desleyjane says:

      I know what you mean! The plant is so interesting, two-toned with those little white suckers. Thanks πŸ˜„

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  14. I love the octopus…oops. It really looks like one.
    Fantastic editing, DJ. I am very curious about your next post. I learn so much from you! Thanks.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks! Tomorrow!!

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