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Week 3 - Textures
Week 3 - Textures
BeckyT


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Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
Location: Port Orange
Date: Jan 13, 2013
Aperture: f14
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/125sec
Galleries: Abstract, Textures
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2013

Viewed: 339
Comments: 16
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This is a dried up concrete bird bath. I did not do any sharpening on this image. I did use Topaz B/W on luminosity blending mode to bring out the contrast. I then used 50% Topaz Adjust Spicify on Luminosity then some Topaz DeNoise just because. Cropped and saved for web.

Thank you to all who stop by to look and leave a comment. They are very helpful :) When time permits I will go back and try the various suggestions.

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02/04/2013 09:24:26 PM
Great texture but I find that there is a bit to much contrast. I've never used topaz so I can't leave you any suggestions.
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01/29/2013 08:18:44 PM
Very interesting I must say. Nice find!
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01/23/2013 01:52:18 AM
Lovely texture with a 'dried mud' crackling like effect. Seed pods caught in the winds of time add a forlorn feel but with the promise of new life. Nice.
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01/22/2013 02:23:53 PM
excellent texture shot. I use luminosity mode a lot too (especially b&w layers). I wonder if you tried the spicify at 25% luminosity to see how that would look?
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01/22/2013 10:41:24 AM
I like the webby (not a word but you maybe get my idea) look here - at first I thought it was a dried leaf with nothing much but the veins left. I like the tones.
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01/22/2013 08:53:24 AM
Really cool textures.
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01/22/2013 04:17:33 AM
Could almost be a shot from outer space of a desert landscape, interesting texture.
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01/22/2013 01:28:20 AM
Interesting textures. The sharpening effect comes from the Topaz spicify which is a fairly aggressive filter even though blending in luminosity mode maintains original colour (or close to it)
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01/21/2013 09:00:53 PM
The high contrast is a little hard on the eyes but I don't have any suggestions really. It certainly is an interesting texture though. I wonder if you would have framed the dried seed in the upper right and introduced more of the circular part of the bird bath into the frame. I don't know?
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01/21/2013 03:08:36 PM
I like it. It's an interesting texture. I wonder...I don't think it's oversharpened at all, maybe undersharpened if anything. What would happen if you both reduced the contrast you did just a bit, then added a wee bit of sharpening? Nothing too much of either change, but just a bit..... I'm splitting hairs, you might already have it exactly right, but it's worth a try to see what you think.
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01/20/2013 01:57:52 PM
I like the colors and pattern. It looks over sharpened; maybe too much Topaz?
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01/20/2013 04:15:02 AM
This is definitely a "foreground" texture. The high contrast, which seems to be emphasized by what looks like haloing (e.g. around the pods) is a bit much for me.
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01/19/2013 11:29:01 PM
An alien landscape of a planet just discovered. The dried pods create a story in my mind with the little bits of the pod being shed as the being walked away to begin life - textures create beautiful fodder for my mind to make up a story.
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01/19/2013 11:07:00 PM
Interesting texture
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01/19/2013 10:48:09 PM
I agree, it does look like an animal print at frost glance. What an eye to see such beauty in the mundane. Great colors and I like the partial circle on the left. It flares out to the rest of the textures.
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01/19/2013 10:04:56 PM
Almost looks like leopard skin. A very interesting texture.
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