|The Father's World Discoveries|
I have photographed textures for over a year now and have just waited for a time to use them. Not having a plethora of lush gardens at my disposal and needing some backgrounds for my indoor flower shots made me wonder if experimenting with the textures would give pleasing results. Anita's lovely work with textures has inspired me to try some! (http://anitabower.aminus3.com/)
This iris is from my archives and is a flower portrait taken in its natural setting outdoors. I overlaid a dark purple texture to experiment, used the 'multiply' blending mode, and the flower kind of 'lit up' and seemed to glow. One could paint on the layer mask at this point to lessen the effect of the texture on the flower itself. I enhanced the lighting by editing with Nik's Viveza and then applied the 'Orton' technique to further enhance the lighting and contrast.
This texture is one by Ground Floor:
I used another texture on this image and I will upload that one next so please give your feedback on which one seems to work the best - although it's entirely subjective, of course.
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