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Dry Goldenrod

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 18 December 2009 in Plant & Nature.

I cut some dry Goldenrod from the meadow behind our house and photographed it indoors in natural light using a macro lens and tripod. In post processing, I added one or two Topaz Adjust filters, made various adjustments in PS7 and overlaid it with one of my own textures of Japanese handmade paper.

NIKON D300 1 second F/16.0 ISO 125 105 mm

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Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

That's COOL...very beautiful !
(So that's how you achieved the rectangular edge...by photographing a texture in front of something else??? Hmmm. I've not been able to get that or any kind of 'edge' or 'frame' texture yet. Good job !!!

18 Dec 2009 6:30am

@Dulcie: Dulcie: Thanks! The texture is a piece of stationary which I layed down on a white mat board or foam board and photographed with camera pointing straight down. Like you, I haven't been successful with edge textures.

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

An extract of the botanic book...marvelous!

18 Dec 2009 7:30am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

great,very nice.

18 Dec 2009 9:39am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful composition, good day.

18 Dec 2009 9:42am

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

gorgeous treatment! lovely warm tones and texture

18 Dec 2009 12:54pm

@Betsy Barron: Thanks so much, Betsy!!

Mary from Exton, United States

Wonderful image and PP!!! The texture is terrific!

18 Dec 2009 1:39pm

Marcie from United States

Love the timeless appeal..the monochromatic simplicity.

18 Dec 2009 4:41pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Nice post processing! I've seen plants such as this colorized with a hue/saturation layer, check 'colorize' and play with the luminosity and saturation to taste. Fun to experiment! Love the paper texture!

18 Dec 2009 5:35pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Lovely neutral tones..

18 Dec 2009 8:30pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Very nice result......looks like you've been reinspired!!!

18 Dec 2009 10:47pm

@Susan: Thanks! Re being reinspired--only paritally and occassionally. :-)

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful result

19 Dec 2009 10:55am

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Very beautiful, love the earthy colors.

20 Dec 2009 2:53pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This makes foe a delightful posting . . the paper effect is the clincher, I think . . really looks the part.

20 Dec 2009 10:21pm

Mark from United States

I love the way dry goldenrod leaves curl up. I photographed these also not long ago. You captured them well.

21 Dec 2009 2:47am

@Mark: Thank you!!

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

it's beautiful on the japanese paper. very nice anita.

21 Dec 2009 5:54am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Quite a lovely piece of work, and I like the fact that it seems to exist somewhere between photography and other realms of printed art.

21 Dec 2009 8:47am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Harmonious piece of art, utterly beautiful!

21 Dec 2009 9:45pm

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Very nice, Anita! It looks like captured outdoors in gloomy winter day and only frame was added. It certainly eveokes some feelings - winter, frost, solitude, old age, gloomy atmosphere. Good work.

22 Dec 2009 11:11am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Just beautiful!

23 Dec 2009 10:50pm

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

I used to hate the stuff thanks to allergies but you really made this weed very attractive with your treatment Anita.

24 Dec 2009 4:04am

NIKON D300
1 second
F/16.0
ISO 125
105 mm

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