John Yurchak  

Yellow Daylily in B-W by John Yurchak

July 2017 - Yellow Daylily in B-W

July 2017 - John Yurchak


How I Did It

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.

4 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


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