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Aquilegia with paper textures

By Tianshi_angie
This is one of the last Aquilegias in bloom in my garden and I wanted it to remind me of how lovely they are before next spring and they all come to life again.

Tags: Flowers and plants Aquilegia

Voters: maratsuikka, BillRookery, smartPhotography and 12 more

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dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1833 England
8 Jun 2020 5:28PM
I can see some markings in the background on the left - is this the result of some digital surgery, I wonder?

There's nothing wrong with that, of course - it tidies up the image in very positive ways. I'm wondering, though, if there are ways to make it less noticeable...
8 Jun 2020 9:32PM
I think you may be seeing the cloud which is a part of this 'paper texture' from Adobe. And if anything I have made that more obvious by changing the blending mode as I rather liked it. I think this particular texture is a converted 'sky' image - at least that is how I have always thought of it.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2395 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2020 8:21AM
It's a strange effect, I thought at first that you had photographed this through a dirty window, with the additional problem of reflections... The added texture explains all, but I don't think it works in a 'real' situation like this, where there are already distractions and complications from the background trellis and foliage. This sort of effect needs a simpler subject / composition, and a plain background.
One of my favourite flowers!
9 Jun 2020 10:56AM
I wonder if this is something which may be a personal preference - I do love the effect but I can understand why others are not pleased by it. Don't know! But then I had the original to see and this is an improvement. Perhaps just not the right setting - perhaps I should have cut it and brought it indoors! Solve all problems.

I like the modification John.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1833 England
9 Jun 2020 5:32PM
Levels is a wonderful tool...


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