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This is (was) a photograph of irises growing with ferns in my garden.  I flipped it to negative and then played with the hues a bit.

Hope you like it................apologies for my continued lack of comments or responses.  I promise I will catch up tomorrow. (:o)

comments (18)

  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 14 Sep 2007, 00:59
This is beautiful! It looks like a Japanese screen painting.
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, Martin. Funnily enough, when I was playing with this, I split it in to three, and printed it to see how it would look as a foling screen. lol! (I obviously had a lot of time on my hands that day.) (:o)
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Sep 2007, 02:16
Exquisite! Gorgeous! Luxurious!
And...great fun, too!
Rosalyn Sears: I am thrilled you like this so much! I have a passion for this sort of radical post processing. (:o)
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, USA
  • 14 Sep 2007, 04:18
Absolutely unexpected. Very rich in texture and pleasant to the eye. Goes to likeys within next two seconds.
Rosalyn Sears: Well thank you so much! And thank you also for taking the time to look. (:o)
This must be the secret of textile designers. That's exactly what I thought of when I saw it.
Rosalyn Sears: I does have a look of textiles, doesn`t it? I`ve processed less detailed photographs like this, and they look a bit like wallpaper. It is such fun to do. (:o)
Like Karen said, philosophically...

I thought it was a shot of a tapestry.

Well done, Rosalyn.

Why not try doing something trite and mediocre, so I can look up new adjectives???
Rosalyn Sears: lol! I have oodles of photographs which would suite those adjectives perfectly! lol! I am pleased you like this one, though. (:o)
It's a fantastic effect. Like some exotic jungle.
Rosalyn Sears: Glad you like it! (:o)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Sep 2007, 11:45
This is seriously great stuff. Great pp.

The top right corner (pink rock ?) - if you could crop that out it would be good. In fact I scrolled the picture up to exclude that corner and imho it improves when the iris leaves fiil the view bottom to top. I would in fact become a different picture
Rosalyn Sears: Hi Louis. Thank you for the comments. I`m really happy you like it. Yep! I could easily get rid of the rock in the corner....I should do that. (:o)
aeesome one... good processing... have a good weekend
Rosalyn Sears: So pleased you like this one. It was fun to do. (:o)
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2007, 16:45
the thumbnail was intriguing and then when the full picture opened up - WOW. A definite 'likey' for me
Rosalyn Sears: I am delighted you like this one so much. I really enjoyed doing it. (:o)
My first reaction was a wallcovering pattern, then I thought fabric. Whatever, it looks good and I really like it!
Rosalyn Sears: It is such fun playing with these effects.....endless possibilities. I am pleased you like this one. (:o)
Nice one. wonder how you did it.)
Rosalyn Sears: The wonders of computers, eh? Lol! Certainly no special skills required. Flipped it to negative, then played with the hues. (:o)
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2007, 21:49
This looks stunning - as everyone says, very Japanese and so delicate. I'm sure you can also do this in Photoshop.
Rosalyn Sears: I doubt there is anything you can`t do in photoshop! Pleased you like it - a very simple transition, but such fun to do. (:o)
  • Robert
  • Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 15 Sep 2007, 02:33
This is fantastic. It looks like a piece of Chinese art, where they press fronds and flowers between two pieces of very thin rice paper and frame it.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Robert. I thought it had an oriental feel to it. I am so pleased you like it. (:o)
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Sep 2007, 09:19
Very oriental looking Nice one.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Tracy. (:o)
Fine art ! Bravo !!
Rosalyn Sears: You are too kind! (:o)
Absolutely amazing. The finishing you did with this photo makes it into a real work of art. It reminds of me a hand embroidered silk screen.
Rosalyn Sears: Well I am so pleased you like this - and I appreciate you taking the time to look. (:o)
I like this a lot. It's an interesting idea. All the best, Dave.
Rosalyn Sears: I`m glad you like this - it is such fun to do! (:o)
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 19 Sep 2007, 07:47
Lovely, endless possibilities in every photo.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you Frida. Sorry for the delay in replying. I`m hoping that I can now catch up on everything I have missed on Shutterchance. (:o)

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