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Into the Light

By chase
Three Heleniums from my garden, I think this variety is Moerheim Beauty.
Their alternative name is Sneezeweed, which makes me smile, not sneeze Wink
Taken in daylight camera left and up high as I wanted the bottom flower very much in the darkness.

Raw file sorted in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop with a graduated texture, straighten up crop and a little faffing.

Thanks for taking the time to call in.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Stay safe, be good, be happy.
Janet xx

Tags: Garden Flowers and plants Three Daylight Moerheim beauty Texture layer Stoneware Heleniums

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Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
9 Jul 2020 2:34PM
Very beautiful. Love those orangey rust colours. Would be lovely framed.
Fefe Plus
10 73 41 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2020 3:48PM
Lovely those flowers!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
9 Jul 2020 3:59PM
I rather like that alternative name, Sneezeweed! 😁 A lovely rustic still-life, Janet 😃👍
Trev 😀
adagio Plus
3 4 2 England
9 Jul 2020 4:23PM
Yes I agree with Trev, it has got a rustic feel to it. Loving that little container/vase and the graduated textured backdrop really brings the whole image together. Another beauty, Janet👍!

bricurtis Plus
16 2.6k 52 England
9 Jul 2020 4:57PM
I'm liking the graduated effect too Janet, top flower looks good in the light.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
9 Jul 2020 5:02PM
Clean, simple and effective. I do like the graduated background, it enhances the flowers perfectly, as well as being a perfect match for the vase.
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
9 Jul 2020 5:25PM
Beautiful light and colors!

Arne Smile
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 26 Wales
9 Jul 2020 5:33PM
Different for you to take a portrait image. Lovely work.
chase Plus
16 2.4k 620 England
9 Jul 2020 5:53PM
Just a little info...
The alternative name, Sneezeweed is based on the former use of their dried leaves in making snuff. It was inhaled to cause sneezing that would supposedly rid the body of evil spirits.

Many thanks all.
Janet xx
capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2020 6:57PM
Beautiful flowers used to very good effect.Smile
patri 18 3 Italy
9 Jul 2020 6:59PM
Another beautiful one from you, all the things and colours match, great composition.
chase Plus
16 2.4k 620 England
9 Jul 2020 11:32PM
Thank you everyone.
Arne, so lovely to have your Award, many thanks.
Janet xx
10 Jul 2020 1:19AM
10 Jul 2020 7:07AM
It was images like this that started me on my journey SmileBlush. Lovely. Heleniums are made for being photographic subjects Grin I agree its Moerheim Beauty. I can see mine as I sit here Smile
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2020 9:46AM
The vase is perfect, combined with the textures and the harmonising flowers.
Nice work.
NEWMANP 14 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2020 10:43PM
I like the grad texture effect

its o so easy to get these images looking contrived but you have a magic touch I think as your stills always look gorgeous
24 Jul 2020 8:45AM
Very artistic

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