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Impressions 2

By franfoto
Same image as the last one but reworked.
Many thanks for the votes and comments on the previous one. Special thanks to Eric (BlueRoom) for his constructive critique and Dave (Eviscera) for all the help and information on processing techniques which he willingly shared with me. I was inspired to try again and I am happier with it now and would love your opinion on the result.
Version 2 is my last upload for a comparison, what do you think?

I have not been around for a few days but will catch up with you all eventually, thanks for looking in and your continued support which is always greatly appreciated.

Have a great British Bank Holiday weekend, lets hope the weather is kind to us all.


Tags: Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Digital art

Voters: Cormy, andylea, Joline and 42 more

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Cormy 10 3 England
26 May 2011 12:05PM
Eric and Dave are not as dumb as they look,Fran.This now works very well.

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 12:09PM
love v1 today fran brilliant work nice one Wink
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
26 May 2011 12:18PM
V1 by a mile....the darkness against that vibrant red and the little wisps of yellow....marvelous.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 May 2011 12:38PM
Another work of art, Fran, V.1 is my choice from these two exquisite images. Carol
Richsr 11 91 223 England
26 May 2011 12:39PM
Yep version one is a winner for me Know Fran.
Regards Richard
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 1:06PM
I knew this would be better for me slightly darker
This works so very well
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
26 May 2011 1:10PM
Beautiful! Patti
Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 1:18PM
Beautiful work Fran, very cleverly done and very artistic too.
9 10 10 England
26 May 2011 1:53PM
V1 has much more impact - very lovely work.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
26 May 2011 2:21PM
V1 for me Fran please. The original was fine but this, whilst still retaining an abstract element, has enought detail to indicate the subject. Its great.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
26 May 2011 2:48PM
Lovely artistic image, great work Fran...........Sandy
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 3:27PM
Not such an impressionist image now, but the quality of it is wonderful - you have lost the "flatness" of the previous image and gained some wonderful colour and detail - Helen Smile
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 3:56PM
It was the bold, fresh splash of the older version that I liked so much. This one retains much of that and adds that fire and colour. It's clearly more photographic than the last one but the coices you've made feel smooth and organic and i think this is ultimately the better image.
Isn't it fun flipping between the two.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 May 2011 4:11PM
I like how BlueRooom has said what I was thinking-- Good improvement!

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 4:15PM
V1 is a considerable improvement over V2 !......for me, the origonal was too 'blobby' , but the new version if anything is even more 'painterly' yet retaining enough clarity
to be more recognisable, & the added b/g texture is delightful.....the vase is also better represented within the image.....the whole effect is terrific, & is a cracking piece of work !!!!.Grin
franfoto 10 2 32 England
26 May 2011 4:32PM
Hi all, I am delighted with all the comments coming in. Thank you so much for taking the time and adding your opinion, it's most encouraging.....think I'll do more of this sort of thing as well as my macro and portrait work, what a great community you EPZers are xx

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
26 May 2011 5:34PM

Quote:what a great community you EPZers are xx

Hope I'm included in that or I won't vote on it Wink

I'm no expert (period) but I like it and it looks like some that do know about this kind of work like it too so V1 gets my vote, lovely work,
Geoff xx
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 7:31PM
That works real well Fran.

Tactile , bold yet impressionistic enough to hold the eye.

Lovely art , just be a wee careful on how the textures plane of focus builds round the base.

Lookin well forward to how you develop this !
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
26 May 2011 8:28PM
V1 for me Fran - really comes alive - beautiful image.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 10:31PM
excellent and prefer it to yesterdays
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 11:50PM
Great work Fran Smile
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
27 May 2011 8:57PM
I can see this hanging on the wall ~ impressive work Fran.

DP_Imagery 13 24 6 Wales
28 May 2011 12:07AM
Seriously beautiful study - great processing complementing a lovely image.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
28 May 2011 10:07PM
I like both of these Fran and think that the two should be on the wall beside each other, so beautiful
PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
29 May 2011 1:04AM
Oh, Fran, this is just stunning! Beautifully and skilfully processed! An eye-catching result!


Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
29 May 2011 4:44PM
A beautiful and artistic floral image which you have created for us. I think v1 is a vast improvement on the previous upload
delboy1145 10 29 8 England
29 May 2011 8:39PM
this version is the best imho
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 11:00PM
very artistic Fran

Pegon 12 78 1 England
30 May 2011 8:35PM
Excellent work Fran, I prefer this version.
2 Jun 2011 11:09PM
Good work here great image well done.

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