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Chinese Anemone with Textures

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 16 September 2009 in Plant & Nature.

This is the same image as my last one, turned a bit to make the flower less inclined, and with some textures added: "Faery Disappearing" by HeleninaStock, "Canvas Wall Texture"by Ervin Bartis, and an unidentified texture. I think I like it better than the original image.


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Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I agree with you...this is my favorite of the two. Each change you made was an interesting and attractive enhancement. I REALLY like this!!!

16 Sep 2009 5:25am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

I like it more as well, Anita. The first reason is that the background is not distracting any more and the second reason is that it looks like a painting on a wood to me and it immediately evokes feelings of old country house, perhaps even abandoned house where this beautiful piece of art lays (or hangs) exposed to dust and spiders. It breathes with history, it has mood, that's something that is not present in previous photo. Excellent work!

16 Sep 2009 6:19am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Very nice! I found "textures" in my image processing program and now I know your secret. :) This processing makes the photo totally different from the original - and very interesting.

16 Sep 2009 6:42am

@Marilla: Thank you! For more information on how to use textures, go to Textures for Layers. There you will find free textures and instructions on how to use them.

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

I really love this treatment, Anita.

16 Sep 2009 9:01am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Am loving these textures..the dreamy painterly effect they create. Really nice!!!

16 Sep 2009 12:14pm

Joyce from Minneapolis, United States

It's a lovely image. The treatment softens everything considerably. The texture is indeed reminiscent of old wood, which makes me think that it might be interesting to try to create one's own textures.

16 Sep 2009 1:17pm

don from spokane, United States

I like the delicate almost painterly style of this shot. The processing has produced a very attractive image.

16 Sep 2009 3:06pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Anita, I'm with you on this one......I definitely like this better than the original.......the textures just add a softness and a bunch of interestingness to it !!! Great job!!

16 Sep 2009 10:42pm

Sue from Paducah, United States

I've clicked back and forth a couple of times between the original and this version. Without a doubt I prefer this version; the textures adding character, softness, and a very artistic presentation. Nice work.

17 Sep 2009 12:45am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Your textures are always applied with a loving care rather than the push of a button and the results are so rewarding. This one is particularly charming and looks almost collectible !

17 Sep 2009 11:00am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks. I just rushed through your blog and have a big smile on my face as a result. Now, off to packing for a quick 4 day trip for a memorial service in Maine.

Ed Vatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

I've been away from your textured images for a bit and am finding that, upon return, I like them even more. Very intriguing look.

18 Sep 2009 9:40am

Jen from St. George, United States

I love that you keep making me a believer of textures!! Just beautiful! :)

18 Sep 2009 5:16pm

Mary from Exton, United States

The texture works well!

24 Sep 2009 9:28pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Stunning! Bravo

27 Sep 2009 4:49am

larry from somewhere in, Singapore

Your photoshop technique is fabulous!

8 Sep 2010 2:20pm

@larry: Thank you so much, Larry! I'm glad you like it.

hervelegerelite from putian, China

You have captured fall with the texture and color of the leaves. I've just come in for a quick break after digging up my dahlia tubers, and your photos are a treat. We have similar plants, but you have such an eye for composition and light.

6 Jan 2011 9:13am