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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 12 September 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

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.

Canon EOS 30D 1/4 second F/16.0 ISO 100 80 mm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

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

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

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

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

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

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

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

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love the processing

12 Sep 2010 6:38am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Master of the Light.......Superb !!!

12 Sep 2010 7:00am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Nice work !

12 Sep 2010 7:04am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

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

wolfen from Villefranche s/s, France

Une belle création, un traitement ingénieux et réussi !!!
5 *****

12 Sep 2010 8:22am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful edition, nice colors

12 Sep 2010 8:42am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Interesting layer work. Really artistic.

12 Sep 2010 8:50am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A magnific texture,combined with the magnific picture from perfect,
and makes a beautiful creation! I lóve this one!

12 Sep 2010 8:59am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Clever processing and cheerful colours!

12 Sep 2010 9:06am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

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

Gary from Cochise County, United States

I think I like this one, More subtle. You really mastered the processsing.

12 Sep 2010 10:43am

tataray from france, France

Magnifique traitement ... ))
Beau reflet.

12 Sep 2010 12:56pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

I love the processing

12 Sep 2010 12:56pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous, artistic work with texture. Love it !

12 Sep 2010 2:02pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

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

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


12 Sep 2010 3:27pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine flower image. Very nice composition and superb color.

12 Sep 2010 3:35pm

Michael from Deer Park, United States

Beautiful colors!

12 Sep 2010 3:54pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

I like both, maybe a little preference for yesterday's shot.
Great work ;)

12 Sep 2010 3:58pm

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

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

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Love the sense of balance and proportion!

12 Sep 2010 4:26pm

E.B from VOUZIERS, France

Beau travail...! j 'aime beaucoup !!!

12 Sep 2010 4:45pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

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!

12 Sep 2010 4:45pm

Diane from hythe, Canada

Oh! I really, really like this done with a texture!

12 Sep 2010 4:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a dramatic difference from yesterday's shot. I prefer today's version. Very fine processing, Jack.

12 Sep 2010 5:05pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

I love the processing and prefer the one today! Love the tea stained vintage look! Ads character! Lovely!

12 Sep 2010 5:07pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5*****

12 Sep 2010 5:16pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

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

willow from Chelsea, United States

Cool processing! It looks like a tapestry.

12 Sep 2010 5:45pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

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

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I like them both, but maybe yesterday just a bit more.

12 Sep 2010 7:12pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful post traitement ,jack !
friendships !

12 Sep 2010 7:13pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Beautiful, Jack! excellent processing!

12 Sep 2010 7:17pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Cool processing.

12 Sep 2010 8:01pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

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

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

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

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

That is very cool processing. I think it actually gives the shot nice depth.

13 Sep 2010 3:20am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

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

LauraS from Chico, United States

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

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

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

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This is much better ! I like it !

14 Sep 2010 11:36am

Diane from hythe, Canada

ah yes, that's better. NIcely done.

15 Sep 2010 3:21am

Marie from FRESNES, France

belles couleurs et textures.

28 Sep 2010 4:25pm

@Marie: merci

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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