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Sep 15, 2021 12:12:01   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
This not something wildly creative. To me it is just using digital processing to give an otherwise unusable photo an artistic touch. This is from another year. The flowers had several badly damaged leaves that made it impossible to shoot a clean photo. I processed this in Affinity. The two flowers and a couple of good leaves were selected as a new layer. Then the stem was cut out and used to add the stem between the two blossoms. This composition was then placed on a new background. The background color and luminositiy were adjusted and a slight vignette was added. The final step was to use NIK Color Efex to fine tune the look.

This is the sort of processing I find very rewarding. These wildflowers are currently blooming in my area and that inspired me to go back and work on this shot. That way I didn't have to go out in the heat and shoot again.


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Sep 15, 2021 12:28:48   #
NikonGal Loc: Central Oregon
 
I enjoyed everything about this image Carol, the composition, inclusion of stem, subtle leaves, the colors, and the lighting. I feel that editing software has given us the enjoyment of taking an artistic path. Bev

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Sep 15, 2021 14:30:09   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
Cwilson341 wrote:
This not something wildly creative. To me it is just using digital processing to give an otherwise unusable photo and artistic touch. This is from another year. The flowers had several badly damaged leaves that made it impossible to shoot a clean photo. I processed this in Affinity. The two flowers and a couple of good leaves were selected as a new layer. Then the stem was cut out and used to add the stem between the two blossoms. This composition was then placed on a new background. The background color and luminositiy were adjusted and a slight vignette was added. The final step was to use NIK Color Efex to fine tune the look.

This is the sort of processing I find very rewarding. These wildflowers are currently blooming in my area and that inspired me to go back an work on this shot. That way I didn't have to go out in the heat and shoot again.
This not something wildly creative. To me it is j... (show quote)



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Sep 15, 2021 14:41:53   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Very nice, Carol.

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Sep 15, 2021 14:57:05   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Cwilson341 wrote:
This not something wildly creative. To me it is just using digital processing to give an otherwise unusable photo and artistic touch. This is from another year. The flowers had several badly damaged leaves that made it impossible to shoot a clean photo. I processed this in Affinity. The two flowers and a couple of good leaves were selected as a new layer. Then the stem was cut out and used to add the stem between the two blossoms. This composition was then placed on a new background. The background color and luminositiy were adjusted and a slight vignette was added. The final step was to use NIK Color Efex to fine tune the look.

This is the sort of processing I find very rewarding. These wildflowers are currently blooming in my area and that inspired me to go back an work on this shot. That way I didn't have to go out in the heat and shoot again.
This not something wildly creative. To me it is j... (show quote)


Magnificent bloom shot 💜💜💜💜💜

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Sep 15, 2021 16:09:03   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
NikonGal wrote:
I enjoyed everything about this image Carol, the composition, inclusion of stem, subtle leaves, the colors, and the lighting. I feel that editing software has given us the enjoyment of taking an artistic path. Bev


Thank you very much, Bev. I get almost as much pleasure from editing as I do from shooting!

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Sep 15, 2021 16:09:25   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
robertjerl wrote:


Thank you, Robert.😊

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Sep 15, 2021 16:10:12   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
kpmac wrote:
Very nice, Carol.


Thank you, Ken. These grow along the roadside and I love the color.

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Sep 15, 2021 16:10:52   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
joecichjr wrote:
Magnificent bloom shot 💜💜💜💜💜


Thank you, Joe! Love your Purple Hearts!

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Sep 16, 2021 07:39:19   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
Nicely done Carol!

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Sep 16, 2021 07:46:11   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 

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Sep 16, 2021 07:48:31   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
yssirk123 wrote:
Nicely done Carol!


Thank you, Bill!😊

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Sep 16, 2021 07:49:02   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
tcthome wrote:


Thank you, tcthome!

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Sep 16, 2021 07:51:15   #
NJFrank Loc: New Jersey
 
Your final results are very appealing. Nice PP work.

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Sep 16, 2021 08:04:26   #
dpullum Loc: Tampa Florida
 
Yes, all the positives said... I agree. I find the background dances a bit on the rods and cones of my eyes as I stare at the main image.

The black and splotchy gray in the background causes the illusion as the eye moves a little bit..."Rods are located throughout the retina and operate best under dim light conditions." Interesting effect! Thank you for the image prompting me to learn more details about the eyes.
https://courses.lumenlearning.com/suny-fmcc-intropsychmaster-2/chapter/vision/

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