John Yurchak  

Yellow Daylily in B-W by John Yurchak

July 2017 - Yellow Daylily in B-W

July 2017 - John Yurchak


About the Image(s)

A color raw file from flowers in side yard, used canon raw for exposure, contrast, highlight , shadows, clarity and vibrance then into CS6 for levels, smart sharpen,cropped for my taste, clone out background and used Topaz Labs Detail and Clarity. Then went to Topaz Black and White Effects 2 for that version I like the effect and detail of the B-W photo.

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6 comments posted

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
John I like the exaggerated structure of the flower. It goes beyond the ordinary picture of the yellow hibiscus (I don't believe this is a daylily). There is some cleaning up necessary around the flower. Painting in black would do it and I can hear Nick saying, and I would agree, it would benefit from a frame.   Posted: 07/03/2017 07:18:30

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
John, it's startling how your conversion to B&W completely transformed the image. Now it looks (to me) like a brilliant piece of silver jewelry... not like an ordinary, but still beautiful, flower. Well done! I really like your visualization for this image.

I agree with Barbara about the clean-up... but I'm not sure that a frame is needed.   Posted: 07/03/2017 08:13:12

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
I agree with Oliver's observation, you have created a delicate piece of silver jewelry with a lot detail and texture.   Posted: 07/07/2017 07:51:02

David Cooke   David Cooke
The image works really well in monochrome, John, as it really emphasises the shapes and patterns. I agree with the others that it could benefit from a bit of tidying up.   Posted: 07/21/2017 07:04:12

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
John....Nice use of the Nik Filter apps. It seems to be very popular with our group. The BW conversion produced some nice texture in the image. Also, the image does quite well without a border against our black background.   Posted: 07/23/2017 19:31:00

Phil Zolla   Phil Zolla
This is awesome. Not sure if its a little grainy, don't have my glasses onBut I like the concept.. I have done something similar last year as I entered a couple in the local fairs.. surprisingly I got 2nd and 3rd place for the same concept.. I like flowers in monochrome..

If you look up antony northcutt on vimeo (not sure if the link worked) he has a video called Flowers .. check it out..

  Posted: 07/28/2017 22:23:33