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Seed Pod 3

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 18 September 2010 in Plant & Nature.

I photographed this version indoors, natural light, against white foamboard. Brought out some detail in Topaz Detail. I added one of my textures Paper 1, applying it several times.

NIKON D300 5/2 seconds F/40.0 ISO 125 105 mm


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kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Really nice texture. I like what you have done to this ^^

18 Sep 2010 12:00pm

@kitty: Thank you for visiting and commenting!

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

nice work..........i need to try my flowers again, with the white background, and then play again with the textures......you certainly make it look like fun !!

18 Sep 2010 2:57pm

@Susan: You can play with textures with any type of background. And, it is fun!

Kala from United States

I really like the texture work on this.

18 Sep 2010 4:18pm

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

anita...most of the flower shots i've done have black backgrounds.......and textures don't work well there......

18 Sep 2010 4:22pm

@Susan: Oh! Read Barbara Kile's comment posted on my image.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

You're loving your seed pod, Anita! I like this one. Susan, I'm beginning to experiment with flatbed scanners, and most of those result in black backgrounds, especially if you leave the lid open. We need to talk about how to make some of those 'texture friendly!'

18 Sep 2010 4:48pm

@Barbara Kile: You are right! I did fall in love with it.

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

anita....just told barbara, i've tried and tried with black backgrounds, but haven't figured out a way to make them texture friendly at all.....

18 Sep 2010 8:50pm

@Susan: Have you tried: >Adjustment layers >Selective Color >Black. Move black slider to the left to remove all or much of black bg. You can mask out the flower if needed. Then, apply your textures trying different blending modes.

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This version of the seed pod is very proud and upright and all about strong line and pattern.
A lovely design, and excellent results.

18 Sep 2010 10:32pm

@DULCIE: I appreciate your view of this image.

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Stunning processing! I love the texture and vintage look to this! very beautiful soft light! Unique!

19 Sep 2010 2:37am

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thanks!

Henrik Herskind from Copenhagen, Denmark

I like this third version best. Great work with the textures! Thanks for sharing.

19 Sep 2010 5:07am

@Henrik Herskind: Thank you so much!

Marcie from Newton, United States

It's gorgeous!! The detail is absolutely exquisite. Who'd of ever thunk that seed pods had so much hidden magic?!?!

19 Sep 2010 2:35pm

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

haven't tried that method......but I will now !!!

19 Sep 2010 3:12pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Superb shot and processing!

19 Sep 2010 5:56pm

@Marilla: Thank you.

PShorten from West Chester, United States

I'm really enjoying your seed pods - wonderful set.

19 Sep 2010 8:36pm

@PShorten: Thanks, Pat. I've had lots of fun with them.

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Extraordinary as we have all come to expect!

19 Sep 2010 10:42pm

@Earnest: Thank you so much! How is your project of organizing your photos going?

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Wonderful capture! I like the texture you used here - it gives something extra to the image.

20 Sep 2010 7:26am

@Sergei Z: Thank you. I agree with you about textures. That is why I like using them.

navin harish from new delhi, India

Absolutely awesome shot. So beautiful

20 Sep 2010 11:59am

@navin harish: I'm so glad you like it!

Mary from Exton, United States

Love the treatment

22 Sep 2010 4:12pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

This is lovely. The bent stem makes it unique. All three views have different angles, different light quality, different areas of focus. A very nice group. I thought I had commented on this already...maybe it was only in my mind!

23 Sep 2010 9:32am

@Julie Brown: Thanks, Julie. I always appreciate your comments. I, too, get confused re. what I've actually commented on and what I've thought about commenting on.

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautiful, I love the textured background

23 Sep 2010 12:46pm

5/2 seconds
ISO 125
105 mm