Dahlia Dalliance

Summary – If it’s the weekend, it’s photo time. My dahlias are almost finished for the season. Getting some last shots in while they’re still with me. More of my soft & lovely series.

It seems that many site visitors

Enjoy looking at my dahlia images

As I do making them



Soft Focus

Double-exposure (done in camera, not Photoshop)

One exposure sharp, one totally out of focus (just a blur)


My cast of characters

9-11-2013 7-23-58 AM

Today’s post features #3

Click any image for a full screen slide show


Simple color and contrast adjusts in Adobe Camera RAW

Minimal post-processing

2-3 minutes with one of the images, then

Copy & paste those settings to the rest

No cropping

As composed in the camera viewfinder

This is what tripods are really made for

You do use a tripod, don’t you 😉

One hour with the camera

Five minutes with the computer


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4 thoughts on “Dahlia Dalliance

    • You’re up early 😉

      Thanks. There are two more similar galleries in the wings that I’ll post over the next week featuring #2 & #3. I wasn’t able to get #4 to “sing-to-me”.

    • Thanks. The technique isn’t original with me. It’s an old slide film trick – sandwiching two slides together – called the Orton technique. You can read more about it in my blog by using the blog’s “site search” and looking for “Orton”.

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