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casil403
11-10-2009, 10:50 PM
From this summer...playing around with filters mostly
Comments thoughts are welcome...again not everyone might like it but I do. :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2524/4094665102_5fe5e013eb_o.jpg

kat
11-10-2009, 11:21 PM
I really like this! Well done! Nominated tomorrow morning when I have two minutes!!!

Mad Aussie
11-11-2009, 01:45 AM
Very effective. It is no longer a photo in my opinion but is still a nice image.

AntZ
11-11-2009, 05:02 AM
Very effective. It is no longer a photo in my opinion but is still a nice image.
Agree, it looks like a painting. I like it. Nicely composed.

Fortytwo
11-11-2009, 05:17 AM
If I can make a remark: the green background is just a little distracting. If I were you, I'd really try to smooth it out so the flower stands out. I like the other flower in the background, don't get rid of that! And the main flower itself is really nice! Almost 3D I'd say. Don't take my remark as a sign I don't like the picture, cause I do. It's really nice....

casil403
11-11-2009, 07:29 AM
Thanks all....:)
42, I'm not quite sure how i would do the smoothing of the background but if you want to have a go at it by all means. Please post the results too if you could and let me know how you did it. :highfive:
Thanks for the suggestion too. I sort of like the background because IMO it gives it still a bit of a wildflower look to it. I took it in a field near some traintracks and so the BG gives it a bit of a rustic feel to it.

Bambi
11-11-2009, 07:38 AM
I like it very much. But there are two bright areas in the background that should be darkened IMO.
I would definitely like this for my wall!

casil403
11-11-2009, 07:47 AM
Bambi, are those down near the bottom? If I get you as my swap parnter I will send it out for you! :highfive:

Marko
11-11-2009, 10:03 AM
This is quite striking - cool treatment!

Bambi
11-11-2009, 02:05 PM
Bambi, are those down near the bottom? If I get you as my swap parnter I will send it out for you! :highfive:

yes they are.

and if I get you I will send you my leaves picture.

I may just send it anyway :)

crystalb
11-11-2009, 07:10 PM
Loooooove it

jumpinjimmyjava
11-11-2009, 07:30 PM
WOW, I really like this work casil. Such detail and with a 3d feel. I wouldn't change a thing - jimmy :)

casil403
11-11-2009, 07:54 PM
Thanks all, Bambi I'll give you mine if you give me yours..... We can just do it separate form the swap if you like! :)

Bambi
11-11-2009, 08:03 PM
thanks all, bambi i'll give you mine if you give me yours..... We can just do it separate form the swap if you like! :)

deal!

casil403
11-11-2009, 08:09 PM
:clap: YaY!!! :clap:

JAS_Photo
11-11-2009, 08:14 PM
Very cool!

Fortytwo
11-12-2009, 04:37 PM
Thanks all....:)
42, I'm not quite sure how i would do the smoothing of the background but if you want to have a go at it by all means. Please post the results too if you could and let me know how you did it. :highfive:
Thanks for the suggestion too. I sort of like the background because IMO it gives it still a bit of a wildflower look to it. I took it in a field near some traintracks and so the BG gives it a bit of a rustic feel to it.


I've had a quick go at it. Basically, I thought I'd blur the background in two layers. One for the outside of the frame and a smaller circle near the flower. In the outer I used a gaussian blur of 7 pixels and the inner one 3.5 pixel. I used a layer mask to select the area's where I wanted the blur to go. I've done it a little quick and dirty, but it should give you an idea of what could be possible spending a couple of hours on it:
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/9748/40946651025fe5e013ebo.jpg

This is how it all looked in Photoshop before I've flattened it.
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/1738/screenshotbe.jpg
(big assed file!)

Hope this all makes sense to you. And hope you like what I've done. If not, it's your picture, you should be happy with it, not me. ;) Beside's, the original picture is really nice, I enjoyed working on it a little. But a nice bokeh is sometimes really hard to get. :)

casil403
11-12-2009, 10:04 PM
Wow 42 that's really nice....I quite like what you did with it...thanks for the tips!
It makes the flower pop even more!!!!
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