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Rhododendron or azalea? I had to google it, since my definition is Rhododendrons have big leaves and azaleas have little leaves. Not exactly scientific. It turns out that all azaleas are Rhododendrons, but not all Rhododendrons are azaleas. Therefore I'll call it a Rhododendron and that covers everything. By the way, Rhododendron is hard to type!I don't want to type it anymore.
I processed this from the raw file. I don't really know what I'm doing in camera raw, so for now I'm winging it. In photoshop I converted to lab color and adjusted curves. The tutorial for curves/lab is here. I'm quite sure I went looking for some other tutorial and got sucked into this one instead. I wouldn't go looking for lab color on my own initiative. What can I say, it was interesting and different. I'm not yet sure what the advantages are. This was one of my first forays into lab color. I'm also trying to tone down my heavy-handed sharpening. There you have it...my Rhododendron. See, I had to type it again. I'm quite done now.
Huh, look at that...Blogger has been updating. It has a new, improved, preview mode. Strange. I don't know what I think of it yet. Ok. I'm quite done this time...really!