Posted Sunday, February 12, 2012
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At home, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Pulling weeds out of the garden, and this weed had grown in gravel. It kept its shape well when pulled out so I threw it on the platter and scanned away.

Note to self: Scanner can do 1200 dpi, but Lightroom + 2gb of RAM has a hard time with it. I think this is mainly a RAM issue as the computer just sits there thrashing. When I scan at 600 dpi, there is no problem at all, and the resolution is still high enough.

The camera & lens:

Camera: HP Photosmart C4160
(1200dpi. Scan took about half an hour to complete.)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Basic: fill light +55, blacks +95, clarity +100

The wash-up:

It's hard to find a good pose for roots. I should have started the scan much earlier, as they wilt quickly.

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