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Pretty in Pink

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 7 September 2009 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Overlay of 2 textures and a combination of different blending modes. I used one of my own linen textures and combined it with a texture by Pareeerica.

NIKON D300 3 seconds F/22.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

VERY PRETTY! It's a candy-like-image!!!

7 Sep 2009 8:28am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

I agree that a candy is what comes to my mind when looking at this image. Nice delicate colours, good composition, DOF and sharpness. The background is a bit strong to my taste and it draws my attention from the beautiful lily to darker corners.

7 Sep 2009 8:37am

@Tomas Turecek: Yes, very hard to decide how much of the texture to paint off. With this being a horizontal, there is a lot of frame to work with. Your eye should go to the lightest and brightest part of the image first, however I could have painted off more of the texture, if the texture is competing too much. I much prefer a vignette of some type than a static background. Lots of creative choices here - should the background texture be reduced?

frederique from Nancy, France

pretty "ton sur ton"
good shot

7 Sep 2009 9:17am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! I love this one!!! The pinks are so beautiful!
Very well done :)

7 Sep 2009 9:24am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Lovely portrayed lily Barbara, beside the flower I love the textured vignette, nice work!

7 Sep 2009 12:29pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

A true work of art. (I like the background.)

7 Sep 2009 5:08pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

wow really wonderful ****************************

7 Sep 2009 5:44pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful presentation !!
very nice shot !
kiss !

7 Sep 2009 9:07pm

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Well, my voice is only one among many other and if other are satisfied, I would leave it as it is. It's your work after all. With that said my eyes really goes to the brighter parts of the image first but after studying a flower eyes tends to go to the darker parts, thus right corners, and look there for something interesting. After a while I see the leaf/branch-like structure in the background and my eyes tend to study it now all over the image and THIS is a bit distracting to me as it draws my attention from the flower. You wrote that the background is composed of 2 textures so maybe if the one with the leaf/branch-like structure would be less strong it wouldn't draw eyes so much. It's only my opinion which may differ from yours or from the others.

8 Sep 2009 6:29am

@Tomas Turecek: It's ok, Tomas - you may state your view any time. As I recall (without opening the file) the 2nd layer was a very lightly textured pink layer, which actually helped to fill and mute the printed texture. So, it actually helped fill with more pink and lessened the intensity of the first texture. But, that's what is fun about these. They are custom images and I can go back and change things, because they are non-destructive layers. Try some! :-)

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

To not be so picky I must say that the image is really lovely as it is and the thing I described above is a trifle.

8 Sep 2009 6:32am

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

Wonderful image with great detail, fine texture and a lovely pink tone, very nicely presented!

8 Sep 2009 8:33am

Bishop from Houston, United States

Niiiiice! Someday I must learn how to use texture!

8 Sep 2009 10:05pm

Rockey from Warren County, New Jersey, United States


9 Sep 2009 12:50am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Wonderful,The colors and light are beautiful !

11 Sep 2009 1:22pm

Barbara Kile from United States

Thank you all so much for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your feedback!

11 Sep 2009 1:31pm

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ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)