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Re: Water Lily

Post by minniev » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:45 am

LindaShorey wrote:Clicking on the image itself reveals your white outer edge to the jagged border and black on the rest of the screen - a more complimentary background than the white within the pages here. In that context I find the image to be breathtakingly beautiful!


Thank you Linda. I agree that it looks much better in the click-to-open mode.
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Post by minniev » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:46 am

rmalarz wrote:Lovely work, Minnie. Dreamy presentation, but not lacking detail, of which there is an abundant amount.
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minniev wrote:Trying to work from an impossible angle.

I need a kayak but am too busy to deal with that whim right now, may have to wait for next spring.

All critique/edits appreciated.

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Thank you Bob. It is always fun to try to blend dreaminess with detail.
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Post by minniev » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:48 am

Duck wrote:Look out, you'll be giving Ernst a run for his money with his Calla Lilly images. :-D

Gorgeous everything.

Thank you Duck for a fine compliment! (but I don't think Ernst's lilies are in any danger :) )
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:55 am

minniev wrote:Trying to work from an impossible angle.

I need a kayak but am too busy to deal with that whim right now, may have to wait for next spring.

All critique/edits appreciated.

lily (1 of 1).jpg


I think the texture and tones are superb. The ragged edge distracts me; personal preference is for traditional edges. There is enough of a suggestion of zone 9/8 in the bottom for me. The drops of water, only visible to me on download, were a happy surprise. Nice touch. And the spot of light bottom right in the lilly brought a smile. Thank you. Matt
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Post by minniev » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:08 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
minniev wrote:Trying to work from an impossible angle.

I need a kayak but am too busy to deal with that whim right now, may have to wait for next spring.

All critique/edits appreciated.

lily (1 of 1).jpg


I think the texture and tones are superb. The ragged edge distracts me; personal preference is for traditional edges. There is enough of a suggestion of zone 9/8 in the bottom for me. The drops of water, only visible to me on download, were a happy surprise. Nice touch. And the spot of light bottom right in the lilly brought a smile. Thank you. Matt


Glad you liked it Matt. I like to play with edges sometimes for web sharing, but I always keep my layers where I can eliminate it when printing! I learned that lesson some time ago after disappointments that required either cropping or rework to get rid of an edge that usually is toxic to a print!

I just wish I had more lilies to work with this year. :(
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Post by St3v3M » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:53 am

minniev wrote:Trying to work from an impossible angle. ...

This is a lovely image with perfect processing, especially that light area below the flower, but you already know this. I'm curious then what you were looking for. S-
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