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African Daisy 2

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 8 October 2009 in Plant & Nature.

I recently showed some of my flowers with texture images to a jury for a large art show, and found out they want the textures to be created by me, not by someone else. So.....I am now learning to create textures.
This image was taken indoors with natural light and a yellow BG. In post processing, I applied one of my new textures and used the filter>Render >Lighting Effects >Default >Omni.


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Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

You did it. Well done!
Love your texture and the details of the flower are scrumptious.
It looks like stars in the center.

8 Oct 2009 5:44am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Love your texture and the details of the flower ,great macro Anita !

8 Oct 2009 8:37am

Frida from Sweden

Gorgeous Anita! Love the pink and yellow combination.

8 Oct 2009 8:41am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Superb, such an excellent impact, Anita.

8 Oct 2009 8:50am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good details, good dof and good colour combination.

8 Oct 2009 9:49am

MJ from Delaware, United States

beautiful work....great texture

8 Oct 2009 11:32am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

First of all: the decision of the jury is ridiculous! If authors of those textures give them for free then I don't see any problem to accept images where these texture are used. Those authors may even decide to give it for free for business purposes.
To the image: the flower is nice but the central composition doesn't work for me here, perhaps because the blossom is so big. The texture is usable IMO but I think that you could work with the image a bit more. How about vignetting? It's a bit flat now.
I can imagine that it's really not easy to create own textures and you are on a good way. I cross my fingers for you to be accepted for the show!

8 Oct 2009 12:00pm

Mary from Exton, United States

Beautiful image Anita! I feel I could touch the flower.

8 Oct 2009 2:13pm

Mary from Exton, United States

Beautiful image Anita! I feel I could touch the flower.

8 Oct 2009 2:13pm

Thomas from Bangalore, India

It looks more like a painting than a photo. well shot.

8 Oct 2009 2:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


8 Oct 2009 3:36pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Outstanding image, excellent processing.

8 Oct 2009 3:43pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I hope you write us a tutorial on how to texturize! I've looked back and caught up on your blog and everyone of your photos is excellent (too far behind to comment them all)!

8 Oct 2009 4:33pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Beautiful :)

8 Oct 2009 5:57pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Wow!! That purple against the yellow background is fantastic!!! Stunning!!

8 Oct 2009 7:05pm

susan from United States

interesting that they only want textures created by you......how would they know WHO created the texture???? but that's judges for ya!!!

8 Oct 2009 10:15pm

@susan: They knew because i told them. Part of the agreement in using Creative Commons textures is to credit the creator of the texture. I also understand the jury's concern about legal complications. I don't know if they would have felt differently if I'd purchased the texxtures.

Sue from Paducah, United States

I can appreciate the judges point of view regarding textures. I would never submit a textured piece to a juried show/exhibition that had textures I had acquired from other sources. I would want the piece to be solely my work.

On the other hand, I do sell at a local shop textured work; of course only using textures with creative commons/permission to utilize.

9 Oct 2009 11:13am

@Sue: Sue: I'm curious about the distinction you make between work you sell and work you would present to a jury. What is the difference in your mind? The textures I used had creative commons copyright and I had written permission to use them. I, do, however, understand the jury's point of view--they don't want to get into legal complications.

Marcie from Newton, United States

What a fantastic study in contrasting colors. Love how the gold background brings out the gold in the center.

9 Oct 2009 12:07pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Nice textures to bring out the contrasting colors of this beautiful flower and great lighting. A stunning composition Anita. However, personally I'm not to fond of this texture color.

9 Oct 2009 8:17pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

The colour and detail are absolutely outstanding! Bravo! 10/10

10 Oct 2009 5:17am

Mirjam from Kiev, Ukraine

I love your texture. Thank you for sharing your experience.
Very beautiful!

10 Oct 2009 7:26am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Love the light on this.

12 Oct 2009 8:55pm