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Post by minniev » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:57 pm

Artistic take on a dogwood bloom.

How is it overall, and do I need to blur the background more? What other thoughts?
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:39 pm

Over all a pleasant image with back ground looking about right to me, I like it minniev......some haloing along stems sorta stands out..

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Post by minniev » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:15 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:39 pm
Over all a pleasant image with back ground looking about right to me, I like it minniev......some haloing along stems sorta stands out..
Thanks Sharp Eyes, I see it now that you bring my attention to it! It was an artifact of shooting with backlight but since I altered the lighting balance, I need to fix that!
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Post by PietFrancke » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:14 pm

I am enjoying the "sharpness" of the background. I like the depth that it seems to provide giving us the subject, a middle and a further back type of feel. It is a wonderful study of greens and yellows. Perhaps take the darks and warm them a little more to make the subject pop a little more. This is beautiful!

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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:31 pm

Gorgeous image Minnie.
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Post by minniev » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:36 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:14 pm
I am enjoying the "sharpness" of the background. I like the depth that it seems to provide giving us the subject, a middle and a further back type of feel. It is a wonderful study of greens and yellows. Perhaps take the darks and warm them a little more to make the subject pop a little more. This is beautiful!
I took the same image into Painter to see what I might do there. If I am serious about learning to use this, I have a long way to go. Corel finally made me an offer I couldn't refuse, to upgrade my ancient version for $50 instead of the $400+ it normally sells for.
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Post by minniev » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:01 pm

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:31 pm
Gorgeous image Minnie.
Thanks so much Ernst.
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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:34 pm

minniev wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:36 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:14 pm
I am enjoying the "sharpness" of the background. I like the depth that it seems to provide giving us the subject, a middle and a further back type of feel. It is a wonderful study of greens and yellows. Perhaps take the darks and warm them a little more to make the subject pop a little more. This is beautiful!
I took the same image into Painter to see what I might do there. If I am serious about learning to use this, I have a long way to go. Corel finally made me an offer I couldn't refuse, to upgrade my ancient version for $50 instead of the $400+ it normally sells for.
Hey, that's a pretty good deal. Let me know what you think about that software. For some reason I always getmyself completly befuddled when I try to use my upgraded version (upgraded like you did a few years ago, but is not very new right now.. but since I don't know how to use it effectively, that doesn't matter much!!)

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Post by Psjunkie » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:23 pm

I like this one but prefer the first

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Post by minniev » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:01 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:23 pm
I like this one but prefer the first
Me too but I confess I am helpless in Painter. It will be an uphill climb to figure it out. It’s as much a 100 headed hydra as Photoshop but with different heads.
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