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Lilies - for you to play with

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Old 08-14-2009, 11:07 PM
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Wow, yall sure love your flowers huh? Look at all the nice work.
This my friends is THE flower from hell. Since downloading the starter image it has been a comedy of errors. Yesterday I have brought my MacBook home and was working the image in there. Little did I know that I had disabled auto save so this of course is not an issue right? Unless you say ummmm........your house gets hit by lightning!!! And had I plugged the lap top into my power supply, well hell no. So what I considered a good amount of time relaxing and working the image, right down the drain. I had built this perfect little drip that was flowing so, so sweetly from the dangling petal on the right. I mean, pixel by pixel construction. GONE!
So today working on my desktop I tried and tried to duplicate said drip but no drip will ever be as perfect as that drip! So, what you have now is a few hours of painstaking work minus one beautiful drip of paint.........
Anyways, it happens.
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:17 AM
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You can never have to many flowers.
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:42 AM
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Grant, lovely version.
Chris, sorry to hear that you've lost your work - save often, save early - would have loved to see your previous version, more so because even your "substitute" looks brilliant
MA, interesting

Thank you all for playing
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:38 AM
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Thanks Amica,
I don't get frustrated easy or often but I was just about ready to throw both systeme out the window. lol.
On the original I have created a nice black and white the dropped it on top of the color image. I then used a gradiient mask to run left to right. I tweaked it just right so it looked kind of like the coler was running out of the flower from left to right and that perfect littlle drip hund from the nice spout of a flower petal on the right.
Yes, I broke on of my cardinal rules about saving and saving. It was much like the butterfly effect as a very precise number of events had to happen perfectly, each one setting the next in motion like dominoes. No worries, I have my moments.

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Old 08-17-2009, 10:26 PM
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lovely photos! they are actually art all by themselves.

but, we, the destroyers of art, must alter, spindle, mutilate, fold and ... oh yeah... paint lol. sorry, weird day. i went a bit overboard here. i thought of doing these in a collage, but got lazy, so here they are in the raw. bear with, this will take two posts
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:28 PM
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here's the second series...
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:35 AM
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lovely photos! they are actually art all by themselves.

but, we, the destroyers of art, must alter, spindle, mutilate, fold and ... oh yeah... paint lol. sorry, weird day. i went a bit overboard here. i thought of doing these in a collage, but got lazy, so here they are in the raw. bear with, this will take two posts
Thank you, Craig and wow! great versions, I really, really like these minimalistic white ones a lot. Well done!
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:48 AM
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Here i am,
you didnt think i would miss some flowers did you ?

first one is ahb

second is plastic wrap filter, i have never got on with this filter before but i think it had done good on these lovely lily's

third is with some added textures

sorry Amica but in a not very traditional mode today

Palms
Hi there...yes, I knew you would smell out (no pun intended, as they say) these flowers sooner or later.

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Old 08-18-2009, 09:53 AM
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@ Amica: I had a FZ30. Loved that little guy. <smile> Now shoot with a Canon 5D. And thanks for the added info about linking and such.

@Steve. Oooh that is real nice! Well done.
Thanks much!

I am not much for flower pics as Palms will tell you, but once in a while I give them a whirl.

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Old 08-18-2009, 11:59 AM
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I had another go at the flowers. What I like most about this image is the rich green leaves, so gave green control of the picture.
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