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Gladiola with Textures

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 16 August 2010 in Plant & Nature.

his is the same image as the last with textures added: Canvas Yellow one of mine, and Canvas Wall by Ervin Bartis. I darkened the jar so it would show up. Added vignette.

NIKON D300 1/4 second F/36.0 ISO 160 105 mm


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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I am so used to seeing your distinctive style of presentation here that I instantly react to this being 'better'. But that is not necessarily so and the hi-key shot was very good in its way. Part of the problem with your previous was our seeing it on the 'chocolate' background - placed on a 'white' site it would have looked so different. BTW, the color-scheme strip here looks comfortably part of your image !

16 Aug 2010 10:37am

@Ronnie 2¢: Ronnie: You make some good points. It is hard to know how to present white background images. Sometimes I add a border, but am usually unhappy with it. I hadn't noticed the color strip here--yes, it does work well with the image! Thanks.

marci from Rabat, Morocco

I love your effects on this one! beautiful original and beautiful effects - looks like a painting. I want to frame it and hand it in my kitchen :-)

16 Aug 2010 10:56am

@marci: Thank you! I'm curious to see how it will look in print.

Marcie from Newton, United States

I'm somehow loving the glass vases..and how they become more and/or less tranparent depending upon the treatment. Gorgeous colors!

16 Aug 2010 12:08pm

@Marcie: Thanks, Marcie. Glass is fun to photograph and I like the simplicity it offers.

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Both are nice of course and I always like your textures, but in this case I'm drawn more to the white background. More minimalist, clean, and the flowers really sing. Thumbs up for both.

16 Aug 2010 2:55pm

@Larry Lefever: Thanks. I appreciate your telling me what you prefer about the white bg image. It is also my favorite.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


16 Aug 2010 2:59pm

@john4jack: Thank you. Have you tried textures yet?

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

I love the textured one! A nice blending of tones and warmth!

16 Aug 2010 3:17pm

@Barbara Kile: Thank you, Barbara. I delight in how textures change an image.

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

I really like this one Anita, beautiful textured background and colors. Fabulous work as always.

16 Aug 2010 5:04pm

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

I prefer this to the plain white myself. Very nice as usual and very distinctively you.

16 Aug 2010 5:11pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Yes, I have played with some, but haven't had much time for processing; lots of family activity.

16 Aug 2010 7:17pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Interesting what a different mood this image has with the changes you have made and added textures !!

16 Aug 2010 9:40pm

joemulligan from United States

i like it even better with the gold texture......that holds it all together in a wonderful painting.

16 Aug 2010 11:09pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Torn between the 2, but think I like this one better !!!

19 Aug 2010 12:31am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

I think I like this one better. It has more depth.

20 Aug 2010 9:38am

Jules from United States

Man, those reds really pop! I love what you did with this one, Anita!

23 Aug 2010 9:04pm

1/4 second
ISO 160
105 mm