Hi art friends. I’m getting quite a good handle on shooting manual with the Kenko Extension tubes. I noticed recently that the lavender and lilies on our condo property were in bloom. I went out after work with my trusty Canon Rebel T1i, 50 mm lens, Kenko extension tube. I tried all three and liked the 20 mm tube best. I didn’t bring my tripod for this test. Next time, I’ll bring it along. It’s all but impossible for me to handhold my camera with the 36 mm tube and get a focused image.

While I was working on the lily, I noticed the noise and dug into the layer stack to figure out which caused it. The noise is part of the image, but is enhanced by the high pass layer. I added a layer mask and masked almost the entire layer. The noise in the image is less obtrusive once the grungy overlays are added.

In this batch of photo processing, I used 2 Lil Owls Tiny Details class presets and overlays.

Here are the best of the day’s shoot.

“Yellow Lily”
“Dreamy Lavender”

“Dreamy Lavender” is available for purchase in my Society6 shop.

“Afternoon Lavender”

“Afternoon Lavender” is available for purchase in my Society6 shop.