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Clover

By cattyal  
And now for something completely different Smile I don't do that many flowers at the moment - my regular flower seller seems to have stopped working and the choices around are pretty boring now.

Still, the garden produces plenty of clover so that'll do.

I might change my mind later but for now I like this.....

Tags: General Vase Flower Texture Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Clover

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Carrie_1 10 2 6 Wales
20 Jun 2011 9:02AM
Lovely image and clover comes in red too. I love the simplicity of this and the tones are superb.
Caroline
Hoffy 16 262 16 England
20 Jun 2011 9:12AM
Simple but lovely image. Wonder if flipped horizontal would be better. paul
ducatirider 13 5 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 9:37AM
Very nicely done
crookymonsta Plus
13 842 10 England
20 Jun 2011 10:03AM
You make even the humble clover into a very attractive image. Love the background too, how do you get that?
Sandra
20 Jun 2011 10:15AM
Superb work Smile
Mike
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
20 Jun 2011 11:41AM
So glad you're back to the still life studies. You do them so masterfully. The little touches of color in this make it especially charming.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
20 Jun 2011 1:25PM
Beautiful tones and composition..........Sandy
EMJAYCEE Plus
11 10 10 England
20 Jun 2011 2:24PM
Praise for the simplicity of this.
Joan.
20 Jun 2011 2:44PM
Very nicely done indeed Smile. Surprised there isn't much about in the way of flowers. Very little here (I worked roughly with the same flowers, we are always about six weeks ahead of you, if that makes sense!). I've got my eye on a giant sort of Christmas cactus which is growing in a grden and is in full bloom but think it will probably collapse if picked.
Niknut Plus
11 2.8k 82 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 4:09PM
Lovely simple image....with your own special (top) quality treatment....top notch !
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
20 Jun 2011 7:31PM
Thanks everyone Smile

The background is a texture layer courtesy of Shadowhouse Creations - number 64 in this instance. The original background is just a large sheet of white cotton - dump the texture layer on top - adjust to fit the image (in this case well stretched). The select the background of the image, invert the selection, return to the texture layer - a generous dose of gaussian blur will clear the texture from the flowers. I also use Lucisart Whyeth on the main image together, sometimes, with a touch of unsharp mask. And that's about it Smile

My main problem with flowers here Lydia is that my favourite flower man seems to have stopped trading. I relied on him for a good and varied selection of blooms throughout the summer - stuff that the other flower sellers in town don't get in. Plus I used to raid his reject box and pinch bits and bobs that were destined for the bin. It seems I'm just going to have to grow more of my own for next year - hopefully I'll have a new flower bed ready to plant up come the spring so shall make sure I have a good variety of flowers in there!

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