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Naturesview 16 38 Scotland
13 Jun 2006 11:29PM
Great shot Conrad

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Tashelm 14
13 Jun 2006 11:32PM
what a stunning effect, well doneSmile
lynsfiona 16 5
13 Jun 2006 11:34PM
I love what you've done here Conrad - works brilliantly, it looks like a print from a precious old book! Lovely. Lyns x
Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
13 Jun 2006 11:35PM
Not sure about the layer over the top of the flower, but I think that's just my personal taste......
Certainly make for an interesting image.

Ade
soupee 15 49
13 Jun 2006 11:41PM
I like the effect here. Interesting and beautiful.
canongirl08 15 18 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2006 11:58PM
Stunning image and effect
Nice work
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chelseak
csurry 18 9.2k 92
14 Jun 2006 12:31AM
I think at the moment the background paper is overwhelming the tulip (now this may be the intention), but I'd either boost the tulip a fraction or reduce the background opacity.

And despite that Smile) I still quite like it.
conrad 16 10.9k 116
14 Jun 2006 12:41AM
Cheryl - Funny, that's exactly what my wife said when she saw it. I like it as it is myself, but I will definitely try and see what happens when I follow your/her suggestion. So watch this space. And thanks your detailed comment!

And thanks to everyone else, too!

Conrad
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2006 12:48AM
Nice presentation. Lovely colour and details here. The background works well.

regards
Ken
xanda 16 244 2 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2006 1:10AM
Like this a lot. Good combination, colour and strong composition. Clix.

Simon.
YvonneRoll 14 1
14 Jun 2006 1:35AM
great effect using a smiliar colour, brilliant, YSmile
akh Plus
16 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2006 2:06AM
I really like this image a great deal. I have played around with similar ideas so know how difficult it is to get the right balance but I think you have been successful with this one.
Tony
14 Jun 2006 2:27AM
Really like this Conrad, an unusual idea. helen
Emmaelle 14 12
14 Jun 2006 2:44AM
Brilliant! Really like this - well done!
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
14 Jun 2006 2:58AM
I agree with Cheryl, still great though
xinia 15 54
14 Jun 2006 3:56AM
like the effect very much Conrad - though as above I think the tulip might look better without the pattern running through it itself. great work though!
NevP 15 853 13 Canada
14 Jun 2006 5:32AM
Superb effect, conveys great feeling, like it a lot.
ann_g 16 19 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2006 11:22PM
Excellent work, still trying to get round to doing stuff like this. Love it.

Ann Smile
15 Jun 2006 7:01AM
Beautiful work this is excellent, the colour and detail are magic, Adrian
Skichic 14 65 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2006 8:35AM
Hi Conrad,

another one here who agrees with Cheryl's comment - including the part about still liking it!

It has a lovely 'old' feel to it; look forward to seeing your next version.

Eileene
conrad 16 10.9k 116
15 Jun 2006 11:39AM
Well, I'm working on that next version, but I have a feeling I won't like it as much as this one.

But thanks, everyone, very kind of you all! And do watch out for my next upload...

Conrad
johnjohn01 18 58 England
15 Jun 2006 10:26PM
I like this Conrad. The pattern is overpowering the flower somewhat but it works for me. Glad to be number 30 Smile
conrad 16 10.9k 116
16 Jun 2006 2:34AM
Thanks for the 30th vote, John. And I'm working on that overpowering aspect. Hopefully some results in that department tonight or tomorrow.

Conrad
johnjohn01 18 58 England
16 Jun 2006 3:01AM
I'm looking forward to it Conrad.
SandyMiller 14 932 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2006 3:37AM
This is really good Conrad. I agree with the comments about the strong pattern to a certain extent but it still works really well for me. Love the texture, colour and composition, and the overall effect of the image
conrad 16 10.9k 116
16 Jun 2006 4:48AM
Thanks for your detailed comment, Sandy. I will be posting a version where the pattern is only behind the flower, but to be honest I think that's a lot duller than this, because that simply makes it a flower in front of a background. At least this one is different. Which is what I was after. But we'll see how the other one is received when I post it. Thanks!

Conrad
MilanaG 14 Bulgaria
16 Jun 2006 6:18AM
I found some amazing pictures in your portfolio-you've got sense of composition,colours,details and the result is a great "whole"!
conrad 16 10.9k 116
16 Jun 2006 9:58AM
That's quite the compliment, Milana - thank you very much!

Conrad
starliz 16 1.6k 3 England
16 Jun 2006 11:57AM
I really like this alot,the way it seems to blend in with the BG yet still retain its own features in the head of the flower,my eye is caught between the lighter leaf and the head and although its quite an effective BG its not too bold to effect the the image as a whole,just my opinion though : ) lovely work.
turtle1 16 41 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2006 1:08PM
Super work, different like it!

Barb
conrad 16 10.9k 116
17 Jun 2006 1:12AM
Thanks, Elizabeth and Barb!

Conrad
ChristineL 15 39 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2006 4:45AM
I love the effect you have created here and this is my favourite composition of all the tulip shots, super image,
Chris.
conrad 16 10.9k 116
18 Jun 2006 5:51AM
Thanks, Chris!

C.
oppo 14 6 2 Scotland
18 Jun 2006 10:56AM
Wonderful work . You seem to know your way around ps very well. Very creative.
Phil
conrad 16 10.9k 116
18 Jun 2006 11:18AM
Nah - not really, Phil, it just looks that way. But I'm not afraid to experiment, I suppose that helps. Thanks for your comment!

Conrad
SandyMiller 14 932 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 1:17PM
Just had a look at the other three and this is firmly my favourite overall. An image to be proud of - lovely effect (is the orange flower wilting because of the Dutch football performance by any chance? - sorry couldnt help it!)
conrad 16 10.9k 116
5 Jul 2006 1:36PM
Thanks, Sandy, glad you like it.

As far as football is concerned: I stopped caring years ago. As soon as it became clear that the trend was to kick each other instead of the ball, I lost interest. I do know what's wrong with our present team, though: they´re just not mean enough. Oh well. Dutch tulips are a lot more interesting than Dutch football players, I think... Wink

Conrad
SandyMiller 14 932 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 1:48PM
I think you could safely say the same thing for the English Rose!
conrad 16 10.9k 116
6 Jul 2006 10:29AM
Wink....

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