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Peonies

By chase
A simple goldfish bowl filled with blousy Peonies from the garden.
Taken in early evening light in my kitchen.
I wanted to create a Victorian kind of look to this,I think it's perhaps a subject they would have had painted in oils & hung on the wall....so...I had to go dark...well,that's my excuse Wink
I really don't think this is actually dark enough tbh,the Victorians would have gone for a very dark bg with the flowers popping from the canvas & lots of brush strokes to paint in the light on the petals...hey ho...I did my best with the natural light available through the windows.

As I was photographing these beauties,the petals kept falling off...so I left them.

Raw files converted in Lightroom.
Textures added on adjustment layers & blended in Photoshop.

Thankyou for taking the time to look/comment.
Janet xx

Tags: Leaves Red Garden Green Textures Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Layers Bowl Peonies Wildlife and nature

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Comments


viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 4:22PM
A stunning image - couldn't be painted better.

Phil.
Ian-Munro 15 200 15 Wales
10 May 2011 6:14PM
Fantastic colour Janet, and you definitely know ya textures.

Reminiscent of PF & WB Wink
chase Plus
17 2.5k 668 England
10 May 2011 6:19PM
Thanks all.
Thankyou for your UA John,so very much appreciated.

Ian...you need to stop reminiscing...quick !! Wink
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
10 May 2011 6:35PM
Stunningly beautiful............Sandy
LesF 16 182 9
10 May 2011 6:49PM
Still works, Victorians or not

LesF
cabbie Plus
15 31 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 8:36PM
A cracker great colour top marks

Bob
barmymarny 12 1 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 8:37PM
Stunning!

Marilyn x
bayleaf1 12 7 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 8:38PM
Congratulations. It's superb.
John.
AlleyCatz 16 274 6 England
10 May 2011 8:50PM
Beautiful work and resulting image Janet.

Watch out ...Ian some times has a gun! Wink


~Alley~
Eviscera 16 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 8:56PM
That glows well Jan !

Funny how the petals just "fell off" in the perfect place for a still Wink
x
JackieB 12 18 3 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 9:08PM
A real beauty...well done

Jackie
hollkj 18 219 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 9:29PM
Simply stunning.

Kevin.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 668 England
10 May 2011 9:36PM
Thanks everyone.

Hi John ( bayleaf1),many thanks for your UA,a nice compliment Smile


Quote:.Ian some times has a gun!

PMSL..he needs to load it.....fast !! Wink

Dave,now come on,you know I wouldn't pull the wool over your eyes...I got dead lucky with the 'drop offs'
( don't tell anyone but there were more than this...I took some off..sshhhhhhhh Wink )...no,I didn't use the clone tool either,they now reside in the bin Wink

Janet xx
MandyD 14 16,777.2k 1 England
10 May 2011 9:39PM
Love the punchy reds and subtle textures, stunning piece Janet!
User_Removed 14 26 2 United States
11 May 2011 12:35AM
Superb! Does look like a painting and the Victorians would have loved that red. Fantastic!
Christina
Philo 12 99 83 England
11 May 2011 7:16AM
Hi Janet, this really is quite beautiful and, whilst it doesn't need altering I just can't resist having a go. I have tried to make the overall image darker whilst enhancing the petals to make them pop a bit more. Well at least that was the theory!
Superb work again and thanks for allowing me to play.
Phil
chase Plus
17 2.5k 668 England
11 May 2011 8:14AM
Thanks guys.
Cheers for the mod Phil,looking good & I do think it's nice to play with other folk's images,just to see what happens.
Janet xx
bricurtis Plus
17 2.7k 53 England
11 May 2011 9:22AM
Looks lovely Janet - the red bg suits imo.
Brian.
akh Plus
18 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 9:55AM
This is just beautiful.
Tony
Nick_w Plus
15 4.4k 100 England
26 May 2011 4:51PM
I love 3/4 of this Janet, just the bowl doesn't quite sit right for me, I wish I could articulate the reasons but I can't quite put my finger on it.

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