Ellie preferred yesterday's; my Critique Group preferred today's. Note: all of the Exif information is for the texture; that's because it was the Background layer. If you want the Exif data for the flower, go to yesterday's photograph.
If I have to choose I'm with Ellie on this one. I like today's a lot, but yesterday's is still my favorite. Great processing here.
12 Sep 2010 6:01am
Great processing, and I agree that I like yesterday's as well. This is very wonderful, but there's something about the texture that creates a barrier for me to the flower itself. It's more of an abstraction and certainly works as that, too. But I like the flower, and yesterday's was just so rich in color and tone.
12 Sep 2010 6:05am
Ywp, whilst I don't nomally like effect processing, this one works very well. I guess it's the simplicity of the original image, combined with the non-OTT processing
12 Sep 2010 6:16am
Today's is my favorite.
But have you tried a light erasing of some of that texture that obscures the flower ?
(Particularly on the buds?)
I believe you are saying you shot your own texture, is that right?
What did you photograph to achieve that scumbled look?
This is another one of your beautiful artful pieces, Jack ! One of my favorites.
12 Sep 2010 6:36am
@DULCIE: One of the men in my Critique Group made the same suggestion will have to try it i got the texture off of the Internet thanks for your kind words
Love the processing
12 Sep 2010 6:38am
Master of the Light.......Superb !!!
12 Sep 2010 7:00am
Nice work !
12 Sep 2010 7:04am
I really loved the focus on yesterdays shot so would probably vote that one. However, this has an arty feel and looks like a canvas - so great processing Jack.
12 Sep 2010 7:26am
Une belle création, un traitement ingénieux et réussi !!!
12 Sep 2010 8:22am
Beautiful edition, nice colors
12 Sep 2010 8:42am
Interesting layer work. Really artistic.
12 Sep 2010 8:50am
A magnific texture,combined with the magnific picture from yesterday..works perfect,
and makes a beautiful creation! I lóve this one!
12 Sep 2010 8:59am
Clever processing and cheerful colours!
12 Sep 2010 9:06am
The delightful flower of yesterday with a transparent top! We can see through its softness! Beautiful work master Jack! Best regards, besos y abrazos, Adela
12 Sep 2010 10:14am
I think I like this one, More subtle. You really mastered the processsing.
12 Sep 2010 10:43am
Magnifique traitement ... ))
12 Sep 2010 12:56pm
I love the processing
Gorgeous, artistic work with texture. Love it !
12 Sep 2010 2:02pm
I prefer yesterdays shot..
Having said that, I have not "graduated" into procesing yet and hence may not understand the nuances invloved...
12 Sep 2010 2:11pm
12 Sep 2010 3:27pm
A fine flower image. Very nice composition and superb color.
12 Sep 2010 3:35pm
12 Sep 2010 3:54pm
I like both, maybe a little preference for yesterday's shot.
Great work ;)
12 Sep 2010 3:58pm
gotta say i'm kind of torn between the two.......i think maybe a bit too much texture for me, so i'm leaning towards yesterdays.......would love to see this one again, with texture toned back a teensy bit !
12 Sep 2010 4:09pm
@Susan: i like dulcie's idea of erasing the texture from the flower, especially the buds
Love the sense of balance and proportion!
12 Sep 2010 4:26pm
Beau travail...! j 'aime beaucoup !!!
12 Sep 2010 4:45pm
I like both of these for different reasons - I just love the processing on this because it changes the whole feel of the image - like an aged beauty - both wonderful!
Oh! I really, really like this done with a texture!
12 Sep 2010 4:58pm
What a dramatic difference from yesterday's shot. I prefer today's version. Very fine processing, Jack.
12 Sep 2010 5:05pm
I love the processing and prefer the one today! Love the tea stained vintage look! Ads character! Lovely!
12 Sep 2010 5:07pm
12 Sep 2010 5:16pm
You did a great job with the texture! Both images are nice in their own way!
I see you are experimenting with textures! I remember when you were teasing me about it! LOL
12 Sep 2010 5:18pm
Cool processing! It looks like a tapestry.
12 Sep 2010 5:45pm
I think this is lovely! Textures are so much fun to work with! I like this one because it is subtle and adds to the image, and doesn't distract me from the flower.
12 Sep 2010 5:47pm
I like them both, but maybe yesterday just a bit more.
12 Sep 2010 7:12pm
wonderful post traitement ,jack !
12 Sep 2010 7:13pm
Beautiful, Jack! excellent processing!
12 Sep 2010 7:17pm
12 Sep 2010 8:01pm
I have to agree with Ellie - the simple background of yesterday and perfect DOF let the flower stand on its own. Now it seems to compete to some degree.
12 Sep 2010 9:14pm
@Judy aka L@dybug: certainly no consensus proves once again that the photographer has to decide what he/she likes it's certainly not about which gets the most votes
I think liking one or the other depends on what you have use for.. this would make a better card.. but also a nice little print. The other is more realistic.. it would make a good wall hanging, not as trendy for a card.
13 Sep 2010 12:30am
That is very cool processing. I think it actually gives the shot nice depth.
13 Sep 2010 3:20am
As you have said, you changed the texture from your original post for this day.
Yes, I think it is better as the background now isn't layered over the flower.
13 Sep 2010 12:42pm
I agree with Ellie and Judy, yesterday's shot is perfect, how can you improve? Both are elegant, though. Just different.
13 Sep 2010 3:24pm
I prefer this one... more artistic, and good work with the (soft) texture... your blend with the layers is good, here.
13 Sep 2010 5:47pm
This is much better ! I like it !
14 Sep 2010 11:36am
ah yes, that's better. NIcely done.
15 Sep 2010 3:21am
belles couleurs et textures.
28 Sep 2010 4:25pm
Hmmm... me thinks someone is dipping his toes in the dark waters... LOL!! Love it, Jack!!
14 Oct 2010 1:38am
@amy: where have you been to appreciate this; and even more, to give me pointers
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