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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 29 May 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

As you know, I have been fascinated with texture blending these days. While not neglecting textures, I am now obsessed with "Impressionistic" photographs. Today I begin my "Monet" series. This particular photograph involved 7 exposures that were blended "in-camera". Not much was done in post-processing.

It was very interesting to me to see your preferences between the color and the b&w versions of the previous two photographs. Normally I prefer flowers in color. However, I have rarely had a flower that rendered so well in B&W. It was amazing to me how just a straight B&W conversion in Lightroom 4 pretty much did it all. There was no need to go to Silver Efex 2.

NIKON D700 1/400 second F/8.0 ISO 200 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

Manola from Bassens, France

aaahhh!! it's beautiful! a very fine floral! ;-)

29 May 2012 5:14am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fabulous, Menet!

29 May 2012 5:19am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain


29 May 2012 5:19am

rem_la from Villiers, France

de belles couleurs

29 May 2012 5:20am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

very beautiful color and compo

29 May 2012 5:34am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The result is beautiful.

29 May 2012 5:57am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!
so beautiful colors!

29 May 2012 6:02am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

...beautiful composition and use of colour! I love this

29 May 2012 6:32am

l'angevine from Angers, France


29 May 2012 6:58am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

29 May 2012 7:04am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Impressionist good !

29 May 2012 7:05am

sido from Seville, Spain

It's going to be an interesting series. This first one has great colours.

29 May 2012 7:12am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

tres belle composition, digne du maitre

29 May 2012 7:19am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

A beautiful impressionistic!

29 May 2012 7:31am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Monet is one of my favorite painters... I'm really looking forward to your series ! This one is really really beautiful. Have a nice day Jack :)

29 May 2012 7:31am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A resurrection?
Great and inspired idea !

29 May 2012 7:53am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

My thoughts will not move from your title. No better word.

29 May 2012 8:00am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

a lovely impressionistic effect, Monet would have love that, indeed !

29 May 2012 9:33am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Impressiv Very beautiful !

29 May 2012 9:53am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I'm intrigued, you'll have me looking for Nikon 700 reviews now.

29 May 2012 11:15am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Monet would come back if it would be here with his oil colors and canvas ... sure ... A wonder ... Muchos besos y abrazos. Adela

29 May 2012 11:25am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You did it ! You are an impressionist.

29 May 2012 11:38am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel effet tout se fond sueprbe iamge entre le vert et la couleur.
Belle journée

29 May 2012 12:29pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

gorgeous !

29 May 2012 12:34pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Bautiful and original visual effect!

29 May 2012 1:00pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


29 May 2012 2:12pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

This interesting process has produced a fine image.

29 May 2012 3:08pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Your result is splendid here, Jack.

29 May 2012 3:22pm

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

Beau rendu de couleur dans ce flou artistique.

29 May 2012 3:30pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Monet is a favorite of mine and this image is very well done!

29 May 2012 3:51pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb work, here is a painting done much faster than a painting by Monet :) Good day.

29 May 2012 3:59pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Like a painting

29 May 2012 4:25pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

beautiful flowers!

29 May 2012 4:38pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The movement downwards is beautiful to follow, magnifique !~

29 May 2012 4:47pm

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

i like the wavy effect, beautiful nuances of pink

29 May 2012 6:42pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

You have captured the master's technique perfectly Jack! ;-)

29 May 2012 6:43pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful composition with fabulous colors. It really looks like a painting !!!! Gorgeous photo ...

29 May 2012 6:46pm

Harry from United States

Wonderful, impressioistc flower shot. Quite evocative of Monet, as your caption implies.

29 May 2012 6:58pm

@Harry: i couldn't get your site to open up today

franz from Baden, Austria

great! like the impressionist masters !!!

29 May 2012 7:33pm

shooter from United Kingdom

Bloody superb.

29 May 2012 9:32pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

impressionistic indeed

29 May 2012 10:09pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It really does look like a Monet painting. Nice.

30 May 2012 1:33am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Definitely representative of Monet. Perfectly captured with beautiful colors and textures!

30 May 2012 2:38am

ISA.H from Paris, Vitry et Ailleurs..., France

Monet, Absolutely ! Bravo !!

30 May 2012 8:03am

Kristiina from Tampere, Finland

This is really impressionism-like!! Beautiful!

30 May 2012 11:52am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Great multiple. You need to do them in-camera! ;)

30 May 2012 1:08pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

I will be very interested in this series because I love the artful movement and what it, in the end produces.....

31 May 2012 2:17am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States


31 May 2012 7:38pm

Maria from California, United States

and this is also another most favorite

2 Jun 2012 5:54am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

This also turned out very nicely!

7 Jun 2012 11:50pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Monet is the perfect title for this, Jack. This is a stunning piece of work that would look gorgeous framed and displayed. Superb!

15 Jun 2012 1:17pm

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