Adding Grain for Effect. Mood?

Summary – Sometimes adding grain to an image provides an interesting added effect. Here are two examples. YMMV

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Experimenting with floral abstracts

Tried adding grain to

Extremely shallow depth of field images

To add a little interest via texture

To the background

A work in progress

 

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It may not seem like it, but this is the subject

The captures shown above were done by

1. Shooting at minimum focus distance

Larger than life-size (macro lens + 1.4 X TC)

2. Wide open aperture (paper thin DOF)

3. Greatly over-exposed (wash out flower’s vibrant colors)

4. White background

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