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Old 06-06-2003, 07:16 AM
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Forgive Me? Flower Macro

Another Flower Picture!
It's been so rainy here in the East the past few months that I really haven't taken many pics! (besides, having too much fun in this forum with your pics!)...My wife and I went to a local nursery this week - just after the rain stopped. Here's a macro pic - unfortunately I chopped some off (where is that Thru The Lens Viewing when I need it!)
Have a nice day everyone!
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Old 06-06-2003, 11:40 AM
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Bill, gorgeous pic! I have those same painted daisies blooming in my garden right now. They never look quite real to me... more like a flower a little kid colored.

I didn't want to change it too much, so I just used KPT6 equalizer and an overlaid high contrast anisotropic outline to bring out the drops and edges.

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Old 06-06-2003, 06:47 PM
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Bill - yes agreed! I called in "sick" today (as in sick of all the rain!) and worked in my garden. I enjoyed seeing this image! Thanks.

Phyllis - very nice and your comment --"didn't want to change it too much" --your submission did just that , but brought out the colors, I like when I open an image on my screen and it POPS out at me, and yours did just that.

I used Bill M's B&W action adjusted curves then applied a basic effie, layed over the original (lowered the opacity). Created new layer and used the history brush to bring the color, then dodge and burn. Did another effie basic - applied layer over original (with changes) brought down the opacity, added very slight texture (sandstone) --- then save for web!
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Old 06-07-2003, 08:04 AM
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Thought I would have another go at this.

I used a lot of layers, desaturated and history brush, then burn.
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Old 06-07-2003, 09:11 AM
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Phyllis - beautiful! Just the right touch.
Jill - both are very good, however, I really like the second one ... nice work!
Regards, (from rainy eastern PA)
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Old 06-07-2003, 08:56 PM
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I'm not sure why, but this version doesn't work right. Suggestions of why?

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Old 06-07-2003, 09:30 PM
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Tyeise,

I think it's because the flower is smack dab in the center of the frame. Try dividing the image with (invisible) tic-tac-toe-like lines. Then, move the flower so that it's on one of the intersections and see if you like that look any better.

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Old 06-08-2003, 06:30 AM
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Thanks. I'll play with it when I get a few minutes.

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Old 06-08-2003, 08:02 AM
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Tyeise - actually I really like the simplicity of yours - I love the bright colors and framing. This would be one that I would take a second look at if I saw it on a wall.
Photomauler - wow! I love your last one. About 180 degrees from Tyeise. I like the deep rich colors and texture! It would have been perfect if the original photographer had done a better job framing the picture!
Regards to all - thanks for all the variations!
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Old 09-06-2004, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by pstewart
overlaid high contrast anisotropic outline to bring out the drops and edges

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SOunds like something I'm looking for. Can you post some info?
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