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Pink petals edit
Pink petals edit
Melethia


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Collection: Scenes and things
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Home
Date: Apr 1, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2008

Viewed: 311
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

A small pink and white flower plucked from the yard and stuck into the lace curtain in the back window. Shot with the 100mm propped on a book and set to timer. I can't hold a camera still enough for macros by hand.

Processing - spot healing brush in two spots to remove cat hair (which really shows up WELL when shooting macro!), levels to brighten a bit, selective color to remove some of the yellows, resize and sharpen.

Added a scratched metal overlay I found in the gallery here, which I desaturated then applied in overlay mode. Used the eraser at 10% to erase over parts of the flower. Used color balance to shift out some of the pink and add in a bit of cyan. Added a funky border from a package of borders I have.

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07/09/2008 10:26:06 PM
I think the effect works very well here. It gives it that sort of shabby chic look.
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04/05/2008 11:58:18 PM
Very different from the other image. I like the different moods you were able to capture by changing the processing a bit. This image feels more solemn in that it reminds me of a flower given and then set aside, aged I guess. The other image is much fresher and gives me more a feeling of happiness.
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04/03/2008 07:44:43 AM
I like the pp a lot here - especially the overlay but my eye was immediately drawn to the mesh on the left - maybe clone it out a little ?
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04/02/2008 11:07:39 PM
Delicate but strong and a very pleasing flower image here.....
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04/02/2008 03:47:47 PM
So hard to choose between this wonderful creation and the full color shot! They are both just gorgeous!!
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04/02/2008 01:30:01 PM
Deb - wonderful shot !! I really like the 'aged' look about the photo balanced with the delicacy of the flower.

And I also use the self timer for my Flower shots on the Macro lens - it gives much better results than trying to hold the camera (maybe it's just an age thing :- ))
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04/02/2008 11:15:55 AM
What an excellent photo, the perfect touch of color. Great detail in the flower and I love the overlay technique that you used. Simply beautiful.
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04/02/2008 10:18:53 AM
What a lovely edit, Deb!! Daisies are the best. Each petal... so wonderful.
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04/02/2008 10:14:04 AM
How absolutely beautiful, Deb. Great overlay work - compliments the flower perfectly.
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04/02/2008 07:05:37 AM
I really like the editing on this. The border works really well to finish the photo. Nice work!
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04/01/2008 10:54:54 PM
I'm such a fan of the texture overlays... this caught my breath.... stunning and captivating. Perfect, wish I took it...
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04/01/2008 07:22:31 PM
Fantastic job with the processing, it really makes an average flower from the garden stand out! Fantastic work!
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04/01/2008 06:49:56 PM
Oooooooh. . .this is very cool too. I am growing and growing in my appeal towards the overlays. This looks so old timey, like a greeting card. Beautiful.
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04/01/2008 06:00:57 PM
You make the editing sound effortless ! Absolutely gorgeous vintage flower image, Deb !!!
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04/01/2008 05:38:53 PM
I really like the layered effect... this is a great shot! I'm looking forward to seeing the shots of people catching you taking their picture...
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04/01/2008 05:23:42 PM
I prefer the colour in this one. I really like the border as well!
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04/01/2008 05:18:18 PM
ahhhhh .. just noticed you are going to be using the canon 100mm ... we're both going to using that brilliant lens for our creative choice month .. i love it .. :)
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04/01/2008 05:16:08 PM
i think this one is even more creative !!!.. love the overlay .. subtle .. excellent .. beautiful... :)
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04/01/2008 04:16:30 PM
This is the one for me. Love the texture addition to the already beautiful flower. Simple composition with a lot of presence.
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04/01/2008 04:07:04 PM
Your border on this one took care of my issue on the other one. ;)
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