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hydrangea at siesta hour - sepia

By blondspice
Hydrangea at siesta hour - sepia version.

Same image as previous upload, but a bit softer in sepia with fading on the outer edges. All comments welcome; thanks for the positives on previous images.


Tags: General Flower Sepia Black and white Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Digital art Hydrangea Siesta

Voters: fudgy, Peagreen, LexEquine and 15 more

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fudgy 10 48 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2011 11:04PM
I love everything about this , the way its over hang is , the softness , the reflection

fabulous work
Peagreen Plus
10 1 1 England
29 Jan 2011 11:22PM
Love this, Krystal. The hydrangeas look sooo soft and delicate. The sepia does soften the image but to me it also enhances it in some ways. Beautiful work.
Take care....Pauline. Enjoy Sunday
LexEquine 14 1 19 United States
29 Jan 2011 11:45PM
'Very much, like your 'sepia toning & optimal parameters,' on your lovely still life 'Hydrangea image.' Nice work, Krystal.
Ciao...Peter Smile
NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
30 Jan 2011 1:11AM
very pretty presentation ,dreamy and delicate .
DitoInacio 10 1 Brazil
30 Jan 2011 7:06AM
Beautiful mono image. Love the tones, textures and details. Well done, Krystal!


Dave_Holdham 11 4 1 Wales
30 Jan 2011 10:55AM
Great lighting and detail
30 Jan 2011 4:25PM
A little more "alive," than the previous shot; with a perfect shift from the more "brittle" surfaces in the image being subtly subsumed by the increasingly delicate nature of the hydrangeas. This acts to enhance their "anomalistic" contrast from their surroundings, without having to actually tamper with the visual contrast itself. Human beings accept that they simply manage to apprehend the nature of such textural differences -- that they encounter every moment of the day -- such common experiences as encountering the nature of such all common visual objects -- that present as possessing the qualities of such things that we "perceive," visually -- (and take entirely for granted, of course), as inherently possessing the qualities that we confer upon them through an admixture of our senses (we just become so very well adapted to the process -- during the earliest stages of our lives --
that we quickly reach a point where we no longer notice that it even exists; why should we? We come to "believe" that we recognize such qualities as softness, liquid, solid, rough, viscose, etc. through their "recognition" via visual processes. We don't. That's a highly adapted (and very important "illusion); that is a vital evolutionary element of the integration of the neural complex that consists of the integration of tactile and visual processes. They don't conspire to "delude" us, of course; they just engage to "teach" us what we need to know. So that we can manage to "stay" here. As human beings, we come to learn these things through the tactile interactions with all of the objects that we counter, in this world. Until the two senses come to a point where they so closely embrace each other, that we are no longer able to consciously separate them (entirely) out
from each other. Pay very close attention, and when you "touch" a surface, it never quite feels like it "looks."

Sorry if that was a bit much, Krystal. But whenever I feel that something at least deserves a detailed explanation (like the difference between the two images, as I see it, at least),
then I feel an obligation to provide the explanation (to the extent that I feel that I understand it, that is); and to do it as well as I am able to. (Besides, it's fogged in over at Steamer Lane, today, so I have a lot of time on my hands.)

leman 10 5 United States
30 Jan 2011 4:38PM
Beautiful soft n creamy image. I like the sepia V a whole lot. Leman
Frase 12 Scotland
30 Jan 2011 8:42PM
Stunning image.
Wonderful use of light .
blondspice 10 7 United States
31 Jan 2011 2:19AM
Thanks everyone, thanks Fudgy, Pauline, Peter, Neil, Dito, Dave, Dylan, Leman and Don for all your comments and votes. I truly appreciate your visit and input.
31 Jan 2011 8:45PM
Great work Krystal, these blooms are so lovely!

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